The ‘Old Court Room’ in Pembroke Town Hall is home to Pembroke Museum where a wonderful display of historical photographs, artefacts and memorabilia are exhibited.
Come and see the traditional authentic Welsh Lady Costume.
The Museum is particularly looking for items from WW1 for displays through 2014 connecting Pembroke and Pembrokeshire with the Great War. If you have anything you would consider loaning to the Museum for this period then please contact us.
The refurbishment work is now completed in the Town Hall, and we are pleased to announce that the Museum is open every day 10am – 3pm in the summer months
Pembroke Town Council offer their sincere thanks to all of the volunteers who have made the museum such a success.
Pembroke Museum Celebrates its First Successful year
On Friday May 30th 2014, Pembroke Town Council played host to Volunteers Night in the Town Hall. People who have helped run and support Pembroke Museum were invited to a social evening as a ‘thank you’ for their contribution. It was a birthday celebration too as Pembroke Museum celebrates the first anniversary of its opening on June 1st 2013.
Welcome from the Mayor
Altogether 65 people accepted the invitation to attend the function which was opened by Pembroke’s new Mayor, Clr Aaron Carey. Clr Carey conveyed the Town Council’s thanks to all who had helped make the Museum a success and for voluntarily giving up so much of their time to promoting Pembroke’s heritage. He then proposed a toast to the museum and was thanked by our President George Lewis, who with wife Jeanne, painted the Pembroke Murals which adorn the walls of the foyer, staircase and landing of Pembroke Town Hall. No one has done more to promote our heritage than George and Jeanne, and for this reason George was elected President of the Pembroke and Monkton Local History Society, a position he fills with great enthusiasm.
The History Society
The History Society is a main organiser of the museum, working in cooperation with West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, Pembroke Civic Trust and Terry John of the Sealed Knot. As Chairman of the Society and also Curator, Linda Asman was asked to say a few words and she thanked the Mayor for his kind words and the generosity of Pembroke Town Council for enabling the museum to happen. In her speech the Curator said :
” Many in Pembroke do not realise how much our Town Council does for the town. In this instance they made the old Court Room available for voluntary groups to run as a museum together with a start up grant of £5,000. It could not have happened otherwise”.
Featured in the Photograph below : David James (West Wales Maritime),Stuart Asman,Linda Asman (Curator),Councillor Aaron Carey and Mrs Natalie Carey ,Mayor and Mayoress of Pembroke, Racheal Norman (Volunteer Co-ordinator), Mrs Dilys Hanmer MBE, George Lewis (President)