Narberth Museum

Since 2012, the Narberth Museum home has been the Bonded Stores,  a building with a purpose – to keep people out.

Stored inside would have been hundreds of kegs full of valuable but duty-free whisky, brandy and rum. Only when the Revenue Officer and the Stores Manager were both present with their keys could the double locks be opened. The new Narberth Museum has chosen the symbol of the two keys as its logo – but now those same heavy doors are are thrown open and everyone is welcome to discover for themselves the treasures within.

Visit the award-winning Milford Haven Museum for a fascinating delve into Milford’s past.

We’ll take you back to the Bronze Age with our amazing recent discovery before exploring the whaling and fishing industries (and how they put Milford Haven on the map). Then we’ll bring you back to the 21st century by looking at the role Milford Haven plays in supporting the world’s energy demands. We now offer audio tours in English, Welsh and German to help guide you through the many exhibitions*. We are passionate about our history and look forward to sharing it with you.

Internal Fire Museum of Power charts the development of the steam engine through to the most modern internal combustion engines. The continuous development that has shaped modern engine technology is demonstrated by working engines from 1850s steam engines through to modern computer controlled high speed diesels.

Engines run in the museum every day with a variety of sounds and smells that are eye opening to those who don’t remember and evocative of a previous life to those who do. As things evolve and the technologies used for power generation and transport change there is a need to preserve and showcase steam and internal combustion engines which have been such an important part of the last two centuries. Here at Internal Fire Museum of Power we keep these wonderful machines alive and on display for the public to see.

The Lloyd George Museum is dedicated to the life and times of David Lloyd George, the Welshman who was prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922. 

The aim of the Museum and Highgate, his boyhood home, is to interpret the life and times of David Lloyd George 1863-1945 by collecting, caring for and displaying items relating to him and to develop the Museum and Highgate as a worthy centre to commemorate one the greatest statesmen of the twentieth century and as a focus for information and research that will promote worldwide awareness of his achievements.

 

Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is operated by Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust which was established in 2006. It is located in the Royal Dockyard Chapel, Pembroke Dock. The only Georgian military chapel which survives in Wales.

The Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre was established shortly after the building’s restoration in 2008. The transformation of the building enables the Heritage Centre to bring objects and stories to share with our visitors. We are committed to continuing to sharing the story of Pembroke Dock and its people. We are an registered charity and whether visitors are engaging with our displays, taking part in discussion and debate, studying our archive, holding a corporate event, having fun at events, or enjoying a rest in our café, there are opportunities for learning and inspiration within our Heritage Centre. Our vision is to inspire everyone with the Pembroke Dock story – the people who shape it and its place in our lives.

Come and learn what life was like for prisoners at Ruthin Gaol – their daily routines, what they ate, how they worked and the punishments they suffered (sometimes for stealing an apple!) Visit the condemned cell, experience the ‘smells’ and listen to stories of its most colourful prisoners.

Ruthin Gaol ceased to be a prison in 1916 when the prisoners and guards were transferred to Shrewsbury. The County Council bought the buildings in 1926 and used part of them for offices, the county archives, and the town library. During the Second World War the prison buildings were used as a munitions factory, before being handed back to the County Council, when it was the headquarters of the Denbighshire Library Service. In 2004 the Gaol was extensively renovated and reopened as a museum.

Holyhead Maritime Museums is situated at the picturesque Newry Beach, the museum is a fascinating family experience. Take a step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales.

Learn about shipwrecks, gallant rescues and pirates. Find out what it was like to sail on the Irish Sea 100 years ago. Visit our WW2 Air Raid Shelter and marvel at our collection of WW1 and WW2 memorabilia. You can even test out our authentic Air Raid Siren!

Chapel Bay Fort was completed in 1891, being the earliest known fort in the world constructed principally in mass concrete (with no reinforcement).

Originally armed with three wrought iron 10″ rifled guns, the fort was rearmed in 1901 with three 6″ guns, when the fort was substantially altered and modernised. The main fort occupies a 4 acre site with a 30′ deep dry ditch around it, lined with concrete on the inner face. Inside are casemated barracks for 96 men together with a Master-Gunner’s house, Officers’ Mess (now rebuilt) and associated ablutions, kitchens, magazines etc. The fort is open to guided tours only until extensive and expensive safety measures can be put in place. In the 18 years since the charity was formed, a lot of work has been carried by volunteers with occasional help from the Royal Engineers. When completed, Chapel Bay Fort will be the only one of 12 forts that were built to defend Milford Haven which will be open to the public.

Welcome to the Home Front Museum. Opened in September 2000, it is a personal collection of home front related memorabilia collected over the last forty years. 

The building dates back to the mid nineteenth century and for the majority of its working life was used as a garage, owned and worked by Frank Meredith and his two sons.  During the Second World War the garage was requisitioned by the Auxiliary Fire Service and it was here that a pump was based along with seven volunteers, trained in many aspects of Civil Defence.  Unfortunately, Frank Meredith’s son, Francis, was killed in Libya in 1942 while serving with the 69th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery and is remembered on the town’s war memorial.  The building reverted to a garage after the war and after changing hands a number of times was acquired in 1999 to house the Home Front museum collection.

South Wales Aviation Museum (SWAM) is the perfect day out for all the family, we have something for everyone! Come and take a look at our range of aircraft exhibits and exhibition rooms.

The South Wales Aviation Museum encourages a hands on experience and some of our cockpits are open for you to climb into. Our volunteers come from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.  They are all very friendly and knowledgeable and are more than happy to answer any questions you have. In addition to the aircraft and exhibition rooms, we also have a fantastic Cafe upstairs called “The Hangar Round”. The cafe’s menu ranges from sandwiches and toasties to our well know Dakota breakfast!

 

 


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