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Narberth Museum

About 15 minutes from Old Oak Barn is the pretty town of Narberth which draws in many visitors throughout the year. Known for its wonderful variety of independent shops as well as the exciting  Narberth Food Festival it is also home to a brilliant little museum.  Facilities include a vibrant visitors centre for people of all ages including children, a coffee shop, a book shop and staff are on hand to answer questions and queries. There are lots of interactive displays and the quality of all the artefacts and displays is excellent. Its obvious a massive amount of time and effort has gone into the development of the site in Church Street.Narberth MuseumNarbeth Museum is open in the summer from Tuesdays – Saturdays and in the winter just 4 days a week Wednesday – Saturday.  10.00 – 5.00pm. We strongly recommend a visit. Children will enjoy the book corner! NArberth Museum

Learn about James Williams and the impact he left on the town especially in his sad ending.

There is a great little film seen through the eyes of a child.nARBERTH mUSEUM20150806_140446

 Research

If you have an interest in local or family history they might be able to help because over the years they have amassed an extensive and interesting collection of records and photographs that can supplement your research.

These include:

  • School records
  • Parish records
  • Census returns
  • Newspapers
  • Maps
  • Bill heads
  • Trade Directories
  • Photographic archive

Volunteers have also carried out research into soldiers from Narberth in both the First and Second World Wars.

Narberth Museum nARBERTH mUSEUMWe loved all the displays and will be returning soon for another visit. We were impressed with the quality of everything we saw including the greeting from one of the women from Rebeccas Riots in the 19th century!  And we enjoyed playing battle with the princely Owain Glyndwr!

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