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