The Riverside: Information

The Riverside

The Riverside, opened in December 2018, is a flagship cultural facility in the heart of Haverfordwest town centre.

The result of an exciting partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council and The National Library of Wales, The Riverside features:

Library - A 21st century library space, blending traditional book stock with online access and self-service technology.

Gallery - A venue of national significance, in partnership with The National Library of Wales, bringing some of the nation’s treasures to the county.

Visitor Information - A first stop for the county’s visitors, highlighting holiday hotspots and hidden gems.

Children - A castle-themed area, complete with children’s reading tower and an interactive story wall.

The Life Hub - The Life Hub: Ways to Wellbeing features a wealth of information on ‘Health and Wellbeing’, and ‘Work and Money Skills’.

Coffee Shop - A perfect spot to meet friends, enjoy a good book or unwind with a coffee and a riverside view.

Funding to build the facility came from a range of sources including Pembrokeshire County Council, Welsh Government, the Wolfson Foundation, the Foyle Foundation, and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

Haverfordwest Town Council have given a five-year funding package to ensure the library is able to open throughout the year on Saturday afternoons, the previous library having been open on Saturday mornings only.

ID: 4457, revised 19/05/2021