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Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust operates Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, and is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1120476. We do not receieve any regular external funding and rely on donations to continue to operate.

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Education Visits

Education Visits at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.

The Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, opened by the Queen in April, has a great many stories to tell. From the history of the Royal Dockyard which built over 260 ships and 5 Royal Yachts to the oil tank fire which raged for 14 days and is described as second only to the Great Fire of London in 1666 in its scale. Our Education programme, staffed by volunteers, covers these subjects along with the story of RAF Pembroke Dock which was the largest Flying Boat base in the world in wartime.

A skilled and enthusiastic team of over 60 Volunteers including several retired teachers, supports the Trust’s education activities, involving themselves in all areas of the project. The Trust is passionate about ensuring that children and young people keep history alive.

Education Visits to our Heritage Centre.

Planning your visit:

Booking form: You can complete a booking form online, or you can request a form to be posted by calling 01646 684220

Free recce: We encourage all teachers to arrange to visit the Heritage Centre prior to bringing a school group to familiarise themselves with our education programme– this visit is free of charge.

FAQs: please follow the link for frequently asked questions

Times: Our Heritage Centre is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. School visits are 90 minutes in duration so the last entry for a school group is 2.30pm

Prices: The price per child is £2.50, teachers, LSA’s and coach drivers receive free admission.

Shop: We have a small retail area at the Heritage Centre with souvenir items available from 50p.

During your visit:

Within our education programme, which has been written for Key Stages 2 and 3, you can choose from four different activities which are available at the Heritage Centre to enhance your experience. The activities are designed to prompt chronological awareness and Historical knowledge and understanding.

Wartime Suitcase
Examine the kit carried by troops. Identify the artefacts and understand their importance. Pupils can wear a Flying Jacket and learn about the multiple uses of the cape


Sketch Pad for Education Visits
The sketch pad gives pupils an opportunity to explore their creative abilities. Its asks budding artists to create their own masterpieces depicting various artefacts which are located in the Heritage Centre.
Cockpit Dog Pilot Officer Straddle
Hear the tale of the witch who cursed HMS Caesar and the adventures of Pilot Officer Straddle the mascot of 422 (Canadian) Squadron
Timeline graphic
This specially prepared trail is designed to encourage students to follow a plan of the Heritage Centre to discover the answers on the questionnaire