Pembrokeshire Archives and Libraries
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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Wales Archives and Libraries page.
Record Office[edit | edit source]
Pembrokeshire Record Office
Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies
Haverfordwest SA61 2PE UK
Telephone: 01437 775456
Website: Pembrokeshire Record Office
- Pembrokeshire Record Office holds documents relating to the history of Pembrokeshire. These documents date from 1272 to the present day, so whatever your research interest, you will find a document held of use whether you are researching the history of a house, studying your family history, or are interested in local history.
Libraries[edit | edit source]
Haverfordwest Library and Information Centre
Haverfordwest SA61 1ST UK
Telephone: 01437 775244
Website: Haverfordwest Library and Information Centre
Milford Haven Library and Information Centre
Haven's Head Business Park
Milford Haven SA73 3LS UK
Telephone: 01437 771888
Website: Milford Haven Library and Information Centre
Narberth Community Library
34 St James St
Narberth SA67 7BU UK
Telephone: 01437 775650/01834 861781
Website: Narberth Community Library
Website #2: Narberth Library
Pembroke Library & Tourist Centre
Pembroke SA71 4EA UK
Telephone: 01437 776454
Website: Pembroke Library & Information Centre
Website #2: Pembroke Library & Tourist Centre
Saundersfoot Library and Information Centre
Saundersfoot SA69 9NG UK
Telephone: 01437 776050
Website: Saundersfoot Library and Information Centre
Museums[edit | edit source]
- Chapel Bay Fort was built in 1891. The site is 4 acres in size and is surrounded by a 30 feet deep dry moat. It was armed with three 10 inch, 18 tonne rifled muzzle loading guns although these were replaced by three 6 inch, rifled breech loading guns in 1901. The guns were removed in 1920 and the fort sold off in 1932. After becoming derelict, the site was bought in 1995 and set up as a charity. The fort has since been restored and turned into a museum.
Haverfordwest Town Museum
Haverfordwest SA61 2EF UK
Telephone: 01437 763087
Website: Haverfordwest Town Museum
Website #2: Haverfordwest Town Museum
- Located in the old prison governor's house, the museum has a fascinating variety of artefacts, prints, and painting which illustrate the history of Haverfordwest over the past 900 years.
- 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.
- Narberth Museum has just opened in the historic Bonded Stores. Discover more about the people and places that made this ancient market town. Lots of hands-on fun and interactive exhibits for families whatever the weather.
- Pembroke Dock has more than two hundred years of well-recorded military heritage that stretches even further back to Henry Tudor’s invasion of 1485. Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust aims to share this unique history and experience with the world through the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, based in the Georgian Royal Dockyard Chapel.
Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park
Haverfordwest SA62 5QL UK
Telephone: 01437 731328
Website: Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park
Website #2: Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park
- Scolton Manor has been used as both a family home and a convalescence hospital for servicemen during the Second World War. It is now the site of the County Museum. The Manor House has been sympathetically restored by the Museum Service in order to provide visitors with a taste of Victorian society and style, both above and below stairs.
- Tenby Museum & Art Gallery stands as the oldest independent museum in Wales. Established in 1878 it continues to develop its collections and displays to preserve and promote the history of the town, giving a sense of place and heritage to both the local person and the visitor.
Archives[edit | edit source]
- Start the journey of discovery into the history of your family, house, village, town, and many other aspects of Pembrokeshire's past.