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Restoration Projects





Our activities centre around the Milford Haven Waterway in west Wales, where we have workshops on the historic site in Pembroke Dock, known locally as Hancock's Yard.

Ships have been built here since 1804. We have a number of restored vintage sailing craft and  there are several still to be restored, the most recent being the Charterhouse lifeboat pictured above.

Working with the Charterhouse Returns Trust, WWMHS has offered a home to this valiant lifeboat which has saved many lives in its service before being replaced in 1930.  In 2009 she was given to the specially formed Charterhouse Returns Trust and has now come to our yard for restoration

We are currently raising funds to erect a purpose built shelter which will both allow her to be worked on and viewed by the public.

To find out more and read the stirring story of Charterhouse's dramatic rescue of the crew of Hermina at Fishguard 1920 please click here


We have recently completed the replica AGNES, here being moved from the Museum to a workshop for finishing. The original Agnes was built at Front Street in 1907  and used for fishing on the Haven until 1947. It was later abandoned on the beach at Front Street and eventually given to us for restoration. By now it was beyond repair so we have built this replica and we will be sailing it next Summer.

Photograph above shows AGNES under construction with the original AGNES behind.

Other Projects ongoing are the restoration of Pembroke One Design UNDINE and LV lifeboat GENERAL PICTON


Restoring Activist and Tern