The Riverside: Information

The Riverside

The Riverside, opened in December 2018, is a flagship cultural facility in the heart of Haverfordwest town centre.

The result of an exciting partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council and The National Library of Wales (opens in a new tab),

The Riverside features:

  • Library - A 21st century library space, blending traditional book stock with online access and self-service technology.
  • Gallery - A venue of national significance, in partnership with The National Library of Wales, bringing some of the nation’s treasures to the county.
  • Visitor Information - A first stop for the county’s visitors, highlighting holiday hotspots and hidden gems.
  • Children - A castle-themed area, complete with children’s reading tower and an interactive story wall.
  • The Life Hub - The Life Hub: Ways to Wellbeing features a wealth of information on ‘Health and Wellbeing’, and ‘Work and Money Skills’.
  • Coffee Shop - A perfect spot to meet friends, enjoy a good book or unwind with a coffee and a riverside view.

Funding to build the facility came from a range of sources including:

Haverfordwest Town Council (opens in a new tab) have given a five-year funding package to ensure the library is able to open throughout the year on Saturday afternoons, the previous library having been open on Saturday mornings only.

ID: 4457, revised 30/10/2023