The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust
Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust's main aim is to interpret the military, maritime and social history of Pembroke Dock through the Heritage Centre, which was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on April 29th 2014.
Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, formed in 2006 following the discovery of T9044 the world's only surviving Sunderland MkI Flying Boat on the seabed of The Haven waterway. The Trust has grown over time and now occupies the historic Dockyard Chapel in the Royal Dockyard, Pembroke Dock.
Pembroke Dock had a thirty year link with the glorious era of flying boat operations and our centre tells some of the stories from this very important period of the 20th century. The Heritage Centre displays a Bristol Pegasus engine and many other items already recovered from the site of T9044, which is close to the Pembroke Dock waterfront. These parts are being conserved by many members of our volunteer team.
Over seventy volunteers are now involved in running the centre and in all the other areas of the project including education, research, artefact catalogueing and conservation as well as organising and hosting events.