New collaboration to celebrate Milford Haven Waterway’s naval heritage

The Port of Milford Haven and The National Museum of the Royal Navy have joined forces to promote and celebrate the Milford Haven Waterway’s rich naval and maritime heritage.

Together the two organisations hope to raise awareness and foster a greater appreciation of the important role the Milford Haven Waterway has played over the centuries.  Yesterday (30th May) they celebrated their new relationship together with a selection of key local interest groups and dignitaries who all have a common interest in raising the profile of the area’s naval and maritime background.

“This exciting new collaboration with such a prestigious organisation will strengthen our promotion of the fantastic heritage attractions we have along the Milford Haven Waterway”, said Claire Stowell, Property & Tourism at the Port of Milford Haven. Milford Haven Museum, The Sunderland Trust and West Wales Maritime Heritage are just a few examples of the fascinating places where people can learn about maritime heritage on the Haven and we hope that more visitors and locals will take the opportunity to visit them.  Look out for special events at these locations throughout the year.”

Tim Ash, Director of Partnerships at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, said that “The Waterway’s history is a very significant chapter in our naval and maritime heritage.  The national museum is very pleased to be working with colleagues, to link that heritage with our work elsewhere and to advise on new stories and activities that might be created”.

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands