Saundersfoot Harbour is home to a new heritage and interpretation centre, suitable for all ages, exploring Saundersfoot's heritage, and the wider significance of the sea and our coastline. Spread over two locations on Saundersfoot Harbour, visitors can discover the history of Saundersfoot and its industrial roots in the old Coal Office (Welcome Centre), and Pembrokeshire's rich maritime heritage in the Coastal Schooner.
The Coal Office
NOW OPEN (Closed Tues, Wed)
Visitors will begin their journey discovering Saundersfoot's origins and the development and the significance of the Coal Industry in Pembrokeshire, its rise in importance globally, resulting in the construction of the Harbour, and Pembrokeshire coal's ultimate decline in the last century. The Centre will look how the local mining families lived, their struggles, and how conditions and mining methods improved over time.
On the ground floor of the Old Coal Office, Ocean Square, Saundersfoot Harbour. Enter from the Harbour Car Park.
Coastal Schooner Experience
OPEN - Book at the Welcome Centre
Climb aboard a life-size Schooner, man the helm and climb the rigging. Just don't throw any men overboard!
Visitors will learn how the rise of the mining in the area meant the construction of Saundersfoot Harbour which was soon to be full of coal-laden ships for export globally. What was life like on board ship in the age of sail? What were the dangers? Where did they sail to? And what happened when some Pembrokeshire locals took to a life of piracy?
Also aboard is a cafe!
Book your experience at the Welcome Centre
On the National Events Deck, Saundersfoot Harbour. The Coastal Schooner is wheelchair accessible.
Got a question?
Our friendly team at Saundersfoot Harbour will get back to as soon as possible with any queries you have about the new development or regarding the harbour facilities.