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West Wales Maritime Heritage Society

Hancock's Boatyard | Front Street, Pembroke Dock SA72 6JY, Wales
+44 1646 683764
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Worth your time and a visit

I would recommend that you take time to visit the West Wales Maritime Museum Society and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Drew S
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Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom
Only volunteers

Great small museum, full of interesting stuff. Staffed by volunteers and their enthusiasm shows... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
charles h
,
County Tipperary, Ireland
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Maritime heritage boatyard and museum. We are run entirely by volunteers. As well as as running our museum we are also busy restoring and sailing historic boats.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good51%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (3 reviews)
“little gem” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
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Hancock's Boatyard | Front Street, Pembroke Dock SA72 6JY, Wales
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+44 1646 683764
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I would recommend that you take time to visit the West Wales Maritime Museum Society and enjoy the historical value of the Dockyard and Museum.

Thank Drew S
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robnrose745, Manager at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hello drewstiles73 Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you recommend us. We look forward to seeing you again. Rob

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great small museum, full of interesting stuff. Staffed by volunteers and their enthusiasm shows through. Well worth a few a visit.More

Thank charles h
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robnrose745, Manager at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hello charles h Thank you very much for your encouraging review and your appreciation for the enthusiasm of the volunteers you met. We are very proud of what has been achieved here and always trying to develop the centre even more. So please visit again...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

If you have an interest in all things nautical, relating to the South West Wales area, then this little museum is well worth a visit.

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robnrose745, Volunteer at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hello 10Mitch10 Thank you very much for your positive comment , we really appreciate your feedback. Rob

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Came here with my two young sons in the summer holidays of 2017. One to show them some of the old boats and two to support a local attraction ok it was a bit lost on my two year old but my 6yearold enjoyed it...More

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robnrose745, Volunteer at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hello comedydai Thank you for your great review. We look forward to seeing you in 2018 , and hope you like the progress we have made. Rob

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Don't be put off by the first impression of the area. Walk through the gate and you will be greeted by one of the volunteers who will happily show you round and explain the exhibits to you. They are tirelessly working to build the museum...More

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robnrose745, Volunteer at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hello alcopop1 Thanks for finding us , our fantastic new sign should help plenty of others to follow ! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again Rob

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I visited the museum with my wife on April 2. We set out with a plan for a walk around the waterfront in Pembroke Dock and stumbled upon the museum. We were greeted by one of the volunteers who gave us a personal guided tour...More

Thank Alistair D
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robnrose745, Volunteer at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hello Alistair D Thank you for all your positive comments - its great to hear that our efforts are appreciated. Rob

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Some Does and Don'ts:- DO:- Visit if you have any interest in boats or restoration. Talk to the staff - they are dedicated to local history and restoring old boats. They are only to happy to chat. Somebody please take a picture of the building...More

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robnrose745, Manager at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hello Paul B Thank you for your very informative review. Since your visit we have addressed some of the points you have raised : - plenty of photos on this site now and a very prominent sign now announces our presence . Please come and...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Been a few times as I only live close by it's improving greatly each time I've been there, worth a visit but expect too much.

Thank Michael J
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robnrose745, Manager at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hello Michael J Thanks very much for your five star review . Its great that you find improvements each time. Please call again soon. Rob

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

If you are driving by call in be surprised by what is there to see Volunteers with dedication to Maritime History

Thank Dennis Arthur J... B
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robnrose745, Manager at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hello Dennis Arthur J..B Thank you very much for your really positive review. We are all very proud of our museum and yard , and love to show them off to visitors like yourself. Rob

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We found it by accident when visiting the docks. A very interesting small maritime museum run by very knowledgeable and dedicated locals. The Maritime museum is under development and is constantly being expanded.More

Thank CharlesJTaylor
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robnrose745, Manager at West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hello Charles Many thanks for your very positive review. We now have a very striking sign on the end of the main building which is visible to vehicles travelling to and from the Irish ferry terminal. So we hope to see more passers - by...More

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