Narberth Museum

Learn about 200 years of the social history of Narberth, a quintessential Welsh market town.

Narberth Museum reopened in the current venue of the Bonded Stores in July 2012 thanks to the tireless efforts of five part-time staff and a team of 37 volunteers, ranging in age from 10 to 80.

Originally built to house wine and spirits, the venue once sported double padlocks for security. Now the museum, which has the widest possible policy of access and inclusivity, has taken as its logo two keys, to represent the ‘opening up’ of the space.

 

Permanent collections

The collection covers the trades, crafts, organisations, people and buildings of Narberth. The town sits on the landsker line, the traditional boundary between the Welsh-speaking and English-speaking areas of southwest wales, and the museum highlights the importance of Narberth’s Norman castle, built to consolidate the line.

There are further displays on the rural unrest in the Rebecca Riots and the Mabinogion, an important collection of Welsh folk tales written down in the 14th century which contains the first mention of Narberth.

Visitor information

The museum has a thriving coffee shop, which offers hand-baked cakes. There is also a museum shop, offering books, clothing, homeware, jewellery and more.


Venue details

Narberth Museum Bonded Stores, Church Street, Narberth Pembrokeshire SA67 7BH 01834 861719 www.narberthmuseum.co.uk/

Entry details

50% off entry with National Art Pass (Standard entry £3.50)

Apr – Sept
Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Oct – Mar
Wed – Sat, 10am – 5pm