The Riverside Library

The National Library is delivering exhibitions of some of its collections in a gallery in Haverfodwest as part of an exciting partnership between the Library and Pembrokeshire County Council. The gallery is part of The Riverside Library development that also includes a café, an advice hub, a public library and a tourist information centre. It hosts a programme of thematic six month exhibitions, and a permanent exhibition on the history, culture and legends of Pembrokeshire. The National Library also delivers a programme of events and a series of education workshops in The Riverside Library to accompany the exhibitions.

Pembrokeshire: Then and Now


Pembrokeshire is a land filled with myth and legend, and home to and old and passionate people who through the ages have been proud of their rich history, culture and landscape.  This exhibition celebrates Pembrokeshire’s history and continuing charm, through displaying iconic works associated with the area.

People: Photographs from the National Collection

18.09.21 – 23.04.22

The Library houses over 1 million photographs connected to Wales, and this exhibition focuses on the unique art of documentary photography.  These images capture the beauty, humour, joy, despair and determination of the human spirit.  Whether they are images of normal people going about their everyday lives, or an account of a historical event, each photograph is a snapshot in time to be preserved for future generations.