About us

Since 2012, Narberth Museum’s home has been the Bonded Stores,  a building with a purpose – to keep people out. Stored inside would have been hundreds of kegs full of valuable but duty-free whisky, brandy and rum. Only when the Revenue Officer and the Stores Manager were both present with their keys could the double locks be opened. The new Narberth Museum has chosen the symbol of the two keys as its logo – but now those same heavy doors are are thrown open and everyone is welcome to discover for themselves the treasures within…

Admission

Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.95 £4.50
Concession £3.85 £3.50
Child (2 to 17 years) £1.10 £1.00
Child (under 2) FREE FREE
Family £10.45 £9.50

The Gift Aid admission price includes a voluntary donation of 10% more than the standard admission price. If you are a UK taxpayer, Narberth Museum can claim back tax from the government when you pay the Gift Aid admission price. If you are not a UK taxpayer, additional donations to support the work of the museum are very welcome. Any visitor can choose to pay the standard admission prices.

Don’t forget that these are the admission charges for the Museum. There’s no charge to visit the bookshop or coffee shop!

Opening Hours

Tuesday  – Saturday 10.00 – 5.00

Last entry to the exhibition space 30 minutes before closing.

Facilities

An extensive exhibition space tells the story of the town and its’ people over the centuries, while a temporary exhibition area gives you the opportunity to view items in our collection not on permanent display. It also allows us to host visiting exhibitions and to vary the Narberth Museum experience.

Shop

The museum shop stocks an extensive range of locally produced and inspired gifts, souvenirs and books. We are also launching our online shop very soon. (Link)

Coffee Shop

Serving a range of locally-sourced teas, coffees and (more importantly!) cakes, our coffee shop provides the perfect opportunity to recharge after looking around the museum, or as a venue in its’ own right.

Research Room

Family and local history enthusiasts can continue their research in our quiet research room with extensive archive. Internet access is also available and our friendly staff & volunteers are available to help with any queries upon request.

Room Hire

We have a dedicated space for community groups and classes to meet. Equipped with projection facilities and a drop-down screen, it is also suitable for business meetings and conferences. The room can be configured to suit your needs; e,g. theatre, classroom, u-shape or boardroom. The cost per day is £50 + VAT.

We also have a light and airy education space with projection facilities and a fixed screen, suitable for a wide range of meetings, classes and workshops. The cost per day is £60 + VAT.

Contact us at [email protected] for more information on hourly rates and services offered.

The building is also fully accessible for wheelchair users and offers baby changing and buggy storage facilities for families.

Learning

Here at the Museum we firmly believe that learning is a continual process that spans generations. With this in mind, we are constantly updating our programme of specifically tailored workshops, events and activities for children, families and adults of all ages. Check the events listings for up-to-date details, or contact us with questions and suggestions.

We also welcome school parties, community groups, local clubs, home education networks etc. and our Learning Officer can tailor activity plans to your specific requirements. A sample session appears below, please contact [email protected] to discuss.

Research

We have a research room dedicated to researching documents from our archive. The charge for this is the same as our standard admission charges and appointments are advised.

We can also provide copies of images and text:

  • Digital images   £3.00 each
  • B&W photocopying:   A4/A3  10p/20p
  • Colour photocopying:  A4/A3  15p/50p

Assisted Research

If you’re not sure where to start with your family history research, or have come up against a brick wall, we have a researcher who is happy to help.

Jacqueline Thompson has 20 years’ experience of researching family history and has helped countless people add branches to their family trees.

She has recently helped researchers in Australia, Canada and the USA to flesh out their Narberth and Pembrokeshire ancestry.

“You’ve completed a search my family began over 40 years ago. Hope to visit in person one day!”

Charles, Ontario, Canada

As of January 2020, the fees for Jacqueline’s research are £6.50 per hour. Research is carried out to a budget set by you after the initial hour’s consultation, so that you know exactly how much you can expect to pay.

If you’d like to contact Jacqueline for help you can contact her by emailing or by making an appointment to see her at the Museum.