Milford Haven Museum

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Coordinates: 51°42′45″N 5°02′25″W / 51.71256°N 5.040396°W / 51.71256; -5.040396

Milford Haven Museum
Museum at the Docks ( sorry - marina^) - geograph.org.uk - 891450.jpg
Established 1991
Location Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire,
Type Maritime, Local Heritage, Social History
Curator G R Springer
Website www.milfordhavenmuseum.co.uk

Milford Haven Museum is a maritime and heritage museum in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. Opened in 1991, it has a heavy focus on the maritime history of the town, with exhibitions which explore the fishing and oil industries in the area. The collection also contains information relating to the railway industry in the area, Milford at war, the shipbuilding industry[1] and the Liquefied Natural Gas process.[2] Summer 2013 saw the arrival of a rare Bronze Age wooden trough, discovered locally at St Botolphs in 2006.[3]

The museum is located centrally in the docks area, and is housed in the town's oldest building, the Custom House, which dates back to 1797.[4] A Grade II listed building made of rubble stone,[5][6] it was designed by Swansea architect, Jernigan, and built for the storage of whale oil. In 2009 the museum was awarded national quality museum standard.[7]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Milford Haven Museum www.walesdirectory.co.uk, accessed 11 March 2013
  2. ^ Gas Giant Gives Heritage Display a Boost Archived 2013-10-05 at the Wayback Machine. Western Telegraph Article, 25 September 2013
  3. ^ Bronze Age Treasure Returns To Milford Haven Western Telegraph Article, 25 April 2013
  4. ^ Milford Haven Museum Official Site, Retrieved 11 March 2013
  5. ^ CUSTOMS HOUSE; VAUGHAN'S STORE; MILFORD HAVEN Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , Retrieved 11 March 2013
  6. ^ Customs House, (Formerly Listed As Vaughan's Store) Milford Haven www.BritishListedBuildings.co.uk, accessed 11.03.2013
  7. ^ Milford museum awarded Milford Mercury Article, 23 April 2009

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