Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies Department in Haverfordwest reopens


The PEMBROKESHIRE County Council Archives and Local Studies Department will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, August 26.

The reopening of the service follows an extended period of closure due to the pandemic.

It will initially be open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday only each week.

Public access will be by prior appointment only and all reservations must be made by calling 01437 775975 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Please do not use this number for other inquiries. All other requests relating to the archives and local studies service should continue to be made on 01437 775456.

All inquiries regarding the Covid vaccination program should be made on 01437 775978.

Seating places for all computer terminals and research desks should be reserved in advance.

The slots can be booked as follows:

  • 10:00 am-11:45 am
  • 12h00-13h45
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This helps to clean study spaces between appointments to minimize the risk of virus transmission.

The spaces in the research room have been reduced to limit the number of people in the research room at all times.

Appointments will also have to be made for the deposit or donation of documents – it will no longer be possible to simply show up with a collection to deposit with the service for safekeeping.

Please use the number 01437 775456 to make an appointment for this purpose.

A spokesperson for Pembrokeshire County Council said: ‘Currently it is still mandatory to wear face masks in the building and all visitors to the Archives and the Local Studies Department will be required to wear a mask or other cover- face acceptable unless medically exempt from doing so.

“It is advisable to make advance requests for original material, that is, material that needs to be picked up from the depot, before your visit.

“This allows you to make the most of the research time you have available, as the material will be ready for you when you visit.

“We will need an exact reference number to do this. Please request the original material by sending an email to [email protected] giving as long as possible and preferably 48 hours before your visit.

“In order to support the work of the Test Trace Protect (TTP) Wales service, we will collect the information necessary to help locate contacts of index cases. This requires at a minimum a full name and at least one specific contact phone and up to date This information will be sent to the TTP team if necessary. There is also a QR code on the door of the research room for those who have the application.

“If you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to email the office at [email protected] and one of the team members will get back to you as soon as possible. . ”


Comments are closed.