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West Wales Maritime Heritage Museum is a working museum situated in Hancock's Yard in Pembroke Dock, SA72 6JY
(see directions below)

Open 10:00 to 16:00   Monday to Saturday
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!


Parking

There is limited parking on site but there is plenty of free parking in the adjacent sideroads. There is a large free car park opposite Asda supermarket, adjacent to its petrol station (see Directions below). If the yard is full and you have restricted mobility then come in anyway & we'll make a space for you.


Prices

  • 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 >>>).


Facilities

  • 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 café 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


Accessibility

The main buildings (with the exception of the library) are wheelchair accessible with no steps, and our boat workshop 'Tern Shed' can be entered with help. Unfortunately, our Escape boat cannot accommodate wheelchairs. The outside surfaces are a mix of grass, gravel and concrete; it's generally flat but care should be exercised especially near boat moorings.

How To Find Us

By road:
If arriving from the East, e.g. St Clears, then take the A477 to Pembroke Dock; after passing Aldi’s on your right, you will come to a roundabout, take the first exit, continue to next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Western Way (Asda’s supermarket will be on your left & their petrol station on your right), after Asda's take the 1st turning on your right into Front Street and the Museum is in front of you. 

From the North, e.g. Haverfordwest, take the A4076 to Johnston then the A477 to Pembroke Dock; after crossing the Cleddau Bridge, take the 2nd exit from the roundabout down the hill to the next roundabout and take the 2nd exit again, continue to next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Western Way (Asda’s supermarket will be on your left & their petrol station on your right), after Asda's take the 1st turning on your right into Front Street and the Museum is in front of you.

By rail:
Pembroke Dock is the nearest station and is less than 10 minutes away. Exit the station and turn right onto Dimond St., cross over Water St. and then crossover Lewis St./Gordon St., then turn right after the post office into Meyrick St., continue until the road forks, take the right fork and continue until Western Way, cross over at the traffic lights into Front St. and the Museum is in front of you.

By bus:
Routes 348/349 from Haverfordwest, 360/361 from Tenby & Kilgetty and 356 from Milford Haven all stop at Pembroke Dock rail station. From there it's a short walk - see 'By rail' above.

Contact us

Address

Hancock's Yard

Front Street

Pembroke Dock

SA72 6JY

United Kingdom

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