Our Re-opening 11 June 2021 from Monday – Saturday 10.30 – 16.00
Exciting times! Milford Haven Museum re-opened on 11 June, sports a great post-lockdown make-over and is inviting the people of Milford to work with them in its redevelopment as part of its exciting National Lottery Heritage Fund project. We are a charity run entirely by volunteers.
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To celebrate we are giving away a family voucher for 4 people to explore Milford Haven’s fascinating past here, a £50 voucher to spend at Scott’s Sweet Shop and a Milford Waterfront goodie bag! Lockdown has not been wasted by the hardworking museum volunteers and trustees who have worked industriously on the building both outside and within to effect amazing and exciting change. Click here.
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Our Recent Makeover
What started as a move to improve dampness on the pine end wall has seen a much wider refurbishment programme take place. The exterior has been painted a gleaming white. So rather than blending in with the rest of the dock it now stands out as perhaps the most striking as well as one of the oldest buildings on the dockside. It now looks the way it did 230 years ago in 1797 when it was The Old Customs House, built for storing whale oil awaiting transhipment for sale in London.
The galleries have all been cleaned and spruced up as well as many of the objects, exhibitions and new additions such as a fascinating genealogy chart of the American whaling families who arrived in Milford in the 1790s. Milford Haven has a fascinating history connected with the fishing industry, Quaker whaling, from the 1790s which led to the whale oil industry which in turn led to the modern oil industry. It has also played an important role during two World Wars when it was a convoy assembly point for minesweeping. Why not visit and learn about it for yourself!
As part of the exciting National Lottery Heritage Fund Project over the next 3 years, Milford Haven Museum will be inviting the people of Milford to take part in assisting with the further redevelopment of the museum helping to make it sustainable for the long term, to reflect their stories within the stories it tells and to be ‘future ready’ as a key attraction as part of an important cultural redevelopment of the waterfront. So join us, celebrate our reopening with us and leave your views! We would love to see you and hear from you.