- School records
- Parish records
- Census returns
- Bill heads
- Trade Directories
- Photographic archive
Narberth Museum opened in 2012 and gives visitors an interesting insight into local history and some of the well known and respected people who had an influence on the lives of local families. It is a very child friendly museum and lots of extras have been provided for little ones. We loved the story chair! We listened to some of the interesting legends of old eg about St David. Regular workshops are organised for children and schools are welcomed.
The quality of all displays is excellent and some artefacts are in brilliant condition such as this penny farthing which must be over 100 years old.
Narberth Museum is tucked away in the original and restored building known as the Bonded Stores in Church Street. It was called this because of the double locks which were in place in the distillery. The rather sad story of James Williams is portrayed well with a short introductory film which can be listened to in English or in Welsh. Visitors to Old Oak Barn have been impressed with this museum and we cannot recommend it highly enough! There are lots of interesting photos and memorabilia including from the First and Second World Wars. The fantastic old shoe section includes an original work bench and clog making tools which still has lots of authentic items in its drawers!
The Museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays and from 10a.m until 5pm. It has a good little cafe and lovely book shop. Best to park in the main car park at the top of the town then amble down the High Street taking in some of the shops, delis and cafes!
Entry is just £3.50 for an adult. It is also possible for a member of staff to help with researching family roots. Please check out their website where you will find lots more information including about the up and coming events.
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.Narbeth 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!
Learn about James Williams and the impact he left on the town especially in his sad ending.
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.
Volunteers have also carried out research into soldiers from Narberth in both the First and Second World Wars.
We 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!