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Pembrokeshire Archives

Pembrokeshire Archives


Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies: the research room will be closed on Saturday 26th August

Our opening hours are as follows: 

  • Wednesday: 10am - 8pm; 
  • Thursday and Friday: 10am - 5pm; 
  • Saturday: 10am - 3pm (not Bank Holiday weekends) 
  • No records will be issued between 12.30 to 1.30 and 5.30 to 6.30 Wednesdays and between 12.30 to 1.30 Saturdays.

Are you interested in your ancestors, the history of your house, the story of your village, parish, town, church, chapel or any aspect of Pembrokeshire's history?  Pembrokeshire Archives holds historical sources ranging from a document from 1272 to last week's local newspaper. Amongst our many collections are census returns, parish registers, maps, photographs, deeds and letters.  There is no appointment system - but please bear in mind that the office can get busy.  You may book a microfilm/fiche reader or computer in advance of your visit.  Original documents may be pre-ordered prior to your visit using the unique reference number from the online Archive Catalogue.  A recent addition to the resources available is the 1911 census which is searchable in the office via the internet.  

  • Free admission
  • Wheelchair access
  • Free car park
  • Toilets

    Additional Services Available 
  • Photocopying (subject to size and condition of document)
  • Microfilm/fiche printouts
  • Internet printouts
  • Sale of publications
  • Research Service

A fee is payable for these additional services.

If you already have a reference number, you can use the Archive Research Request Payment Form to make an online payment.

You will need to contact Pembrokeshire Archives to obtain a reference number and details of amount to be paid before making a payment.

Public Lockers

The public lockers require the use of a £1 coin (returnable)


Reader's Ticket

At the start of 2010 Pembrokeshire Archives introduced a new reader's ticket for individuals wishing to view original documents.

This move brought us in line with many other record and archive offices in Britain, and is designed to help us safeguard the documents in our care.

Registration for the new "Archives Wales Reader's Ticket" was introduced on a voluntary basis from the 1st January 2010 to people wishing to look at original documents.  It became compulsory from 1st July 2010.

N.B. there is no charge for registration.

In order to register for a reader's ticket, you will need to fill in an Archives Wales "Reader's Registration Form".  This is available from all participating offices.

Once registered for a ticket, readers will be able to access original documents at other offices who are also introducing the reader's ticket.   These include:

  • Carmarthenshire Archive Service
  • Pembrokeshire Archives
  • Powys County Archives Office
  • Swansea University Archives
  • West Glamorgan Archive Service

To obtain a reader's ticket, you must bring two forms of identification with you.  For more information about registering for a reader's ticket please contact the office on the details below, or download an application form.


1911 Census

Pembrokeshire Archives is pleased to announce that we are now able to offer free access to the 1911 census via, which has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Welsh Assembly Government.

The 1911 census provides access to the details of around 35 million people, who were living in households in England and Wales on the night of 2nd April, 1911.

It is also the first of the census to provide information as to how long a couple were married, how many children were born, and how many had died.

If you would like to use the 1911 census, please contact Pembrokeshire Archives to book a computer terminal.


Contact Details

Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies,
SA61 2PE
Tel No: 01437 775456 

For a map of our location, please click here.


Courses through the medium of Welsh. In order to make it viable for us to us to run courses we need a minimum number of people to take part. Our aim is to provide courses bilingually wherever possible. When you enquire about taking part in a course we will ask you if you would prefer to take part exclusively in Welsh. We will provide courses exclusively in Welsh when numbers reach the minimum level.

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