- School records
- Parish records
- Census returns
- Bill heads
- Trade Directories
- Photographic archive
- The festival promotes local businesses – over 90% of stallholders come from Wales.
- Start up businesses are especially welcome!
- No art or craft stalls but there are sometimes a few related stalls eg cooking utensils.
- Get your application in soon for a discount!
- Successful stallholders will be notified soon
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.
In Narberth at this time of year there is a hive of activity with lots of Christmas events and Christmas shopping going on! It is a mecca for independent shops and in particular craft shops and art galleries. Perhaps the most popular is the well established Susie’s Uggs workshop owned, managed and run by the very experienced and effervescent Susie! At this time of year she and her merry crew work long into the night making sure Christmas orders are met. This I am told can be challenging but customers know they can rely on a great service and hundreds of parcels are sent off in time for Christmas.
The boots have a unique design and a very wide range of colour combinations. The boots and slippers have a warm and cosy feeling and are so comfortable to wear! I say this from experience! Phone Susie on 01834 861047 for a real person and great customer service. Our visitors to Old Oak Barn often drop by and go back year after year because they know they get wonderful original hand made footwear which will last and last. Photos 3 and 4 courtesy of Susie’s website and Owen but the rest I took!
Susie also does bags and hats and other goodies. Check out their website which now has an online shop too!
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!
Narberth Food Festival 2015
This year (2015) Narberth Food Festival is going to be on September the 26th and 27th.
To find out more and visit their official website just Click Here.
Narberth Food festival in 2014 attracted hundreds of visitors and the town was full so if you want to go again this year why not book early and stay at Old Oak Barn holiday Cottage only 10 miles away to make the most of the weekend.
Saturday 10am – 6pm £4.00
Sunday 10am – 4pm £3.00
Weekend Ticket £5.00
Under 18s FREE
Narberth Food festival is one of many food festivals held in Wales which are fast becoming a big tourist attraction. It is a big community event, run by volunteers and is one of the friendliest and most enjoyable food festivals in Wales. There is also lots of live music both days, cooking demonstrations, talks and exhibits.
Click here for lots more information about all the planned food festivals coming up!
Narberth Food Festival 2014
27 – 28 September
The annual Food Festival is being held this coming weekend in the nearby town of Narberth.
There will be lots going on!
Saturday 10am – 6pm £3.50
Sunday 10am – 4pm £2.50
Weekend Ticket £5.00
Under 18s FREE
Food stalls – Live music – Street Theatre
Talks & Tastes – Chef Demonstrations
Free children’s activities
Old Oak Barn is booked up but there are plenty of other places you could stay – why not go to Tenby for the weekend or choose a stylish B and B in one of the many local towns or villages. The coastline is superb at this time of year.