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West Wales Maritime Heritage Museum is a working museum situated in Hancock's Yard in Pembroke Dock
Open 10:00 to 16:00 every day
Entry is free

In Hancock's Yard you will find:

  • a dedicated museum building

  • 2 large workshops, where members work on boats of all sizes from kayaks to yachts

  • a blacksmith's workshop

  • a library building

  • an open shelter housing the Charterhouse Lifeboat project

  • open shelters for small boats, some awaiting restoration & others sadly a bit past it 

  • an open dock & slipway with boats of all sizes 

  • the UK's first Escape Boat

  • a pool for radio-controlled boats

There are guided tours given by members who've a wealth of information to give you in a friendly relaxed style. 

Or, you can roam freely but bear in mind this is a working boatyard - please take care and refrain from interrupting any operator using machinery & tools etc.

Allow 1 to 2 hours for your visit - but you can stay all day if you wish!

Opening Hours

10:00-16:00 every day


There is limited parking on site but there is plenty of free parking both in the adjacent sideroads and local car parks, all within a couple of minutes walk. If the yard is full and you have restricted mobility then come in anyway & we'll make a space for you.


  • entry is free
  • a tour guide is free
  • parking is free
  • there is a small charge to use the  radio-controlled boats
  • there is a charge for the Escape Boat but this must be booked in advance (Find out more >>>)

If you like what you've seen then please consider making a donation to support our work (Find out how >>>).


  • we are child friendly with museum exhibits especially for them
  • we are also dog friendly but they must be on leads at all times
  • the members WC is available for the public to use; please note this is a unisex facility
  • unfortunately we don't have a cafĂ© but you are welcome to picnic at the tables & benches, where you can sit and enjoy watching life on the waterway with view towards Hobbs Point and Neyland


All buildings (with the exception of the library) are wheelchair accessible with no steps. The outside surfaces are a mix of grass, gravel and concrete.

Contact us


Hancock's Yard

Front Street

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6JY

United Kingdom