Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre

We are an all weather family attraction in the heart of Wales’ only Royal Dockyard, celebrating the significant heritage of this unique west Wales town.

Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is an independent museum operated by Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, a registered charity.

We open on 28 July 2020.

We can’t wait to welcome you back!  

Following recent advice from the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales, the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is pleased to announce that we will be re-opening our doors to visitors on Tuesday 28 July. 

With the health and safety of visitors and colleagues in mind, the Heritage Centre will now be offering free entry from the 28 July until 31 August 2020, hopefully this approach will guarantee the space needed for a safe an enjoyable day out.

The Heritage Centre has been working hard behind the scenes to prepare new social distancing measures in preparation for re-opening, a one-way visitor flow and a limit of the number of people in the building will be in place when the Heritage Centre reopens on 28 July. Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and at points around the building. Hand sanitiser is available in our toilets with disinfectant sprays. We also encourage visitors to act in a manner that respects the safety of others.

Our site has a large green space, ideal for a summer picnic, However our coffee shop will not be open until after 3 August in line with the Welsh Government guidelines. Onsite parking is available, and the Heritage Centre shop will also be open and contactless payment will be available at the reception desk.

Trustees of the Heritage Centre:
“We are incredibly happy to welcome our visitors back and have implemented a range of measures across our site to ensure a safe and great day out for the whole family. Our friendly staff are also committed to creating a considerate and respectful environment for all our visitors. With our expansive space and engaging exhibits, we are the ideal day out for the summer.”

We ask you to please consider a small donation to help support the Trust through this period when we will receive no income and yet will still need to fund our running costs.

Click here to be taken to our Local Giving Page.

With your help, once this pandemic has abated, we will all be able to meet up again in ‘PD’ and re-open the Heritage Centre with great pride as we had done before.

No donation is too small; anything will assist the Trust at this very difficult time.

If you can donate please use our Local Giving page, and if you are a UK taxpayer please also remember to “Gift-Aid” your donation as this will add 25% to the Trust’s receipts. Anyone wishing to set up a direct debit – thank you! – can also do so via our Local Giving page.

If you do kindly wish to donate but for some reason are unable to do so online, please email us at

Alternatively you can post a cheque, payable to Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, to Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, Meyrick Owen Way, Royal Dockyard, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6WS.

With many thanks for your support in these exceptional times.

Graham Clarkson (Chair)

John Evans (Patron), Trustees, Staff and Volunteers.

The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust operates Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre and is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1120476. Company registration number 05920931.Donate here:

“I thoroughly applaud the activities of the Trust in seeking to
keep the rich history of Pembroke Dockyard alive.
I appreciated all their help in the preparation of my book Erebus – The Story of a Ship, and I hope, like me, you’ll give this local treasure all the support they need.”

Michael Palin

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