Flying Boat Visitor Centre
Flying Boat Visitor Centre

Flying Boat Visitor Centre

Flying Boat Visitor CentreThe Flying Boat Visitor Centre in Pembroke Dock, which is unique to the UK, opened its doors on 27th June 2009 and has been visited by many thousands of visitors since. These have come from all over the UK and many overseas countries.

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. We tell in particular the story of our unique wartime survivor, Sunderland serial number T9044 which sank in a gale in November 1940.

The Flying Boat Centre displays a 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.

Keith Blackburn in FoyerOver fifty volunteers are now involved in this project. They run the centre on behalf of the Sunderland Trust and are also enthusiastically involved in all the other areas of the project. These include Education, Archiving/Conservation, Outreach and organising special events which promote the project and reflect the remarkable military history of the Pembroke Dock community and local area.

Visit us to see the many displays, photos, uniforms and medals, models, artefacts, memorabilia and interactive items for small (and big!) children.

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilet Facilities

The centre is an all year round attraction, and is open from Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 4pm (closed for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year). Other visit times can be arranged by appointment for group and educational visits – please telephone Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust on 01646 684220.