Chapel Bay Fort and Museum is an independent charity (Charity No. 1049873) and was established in 1995 with the aim of preserving and restoring the Chapel Bay Fort site and buildings, and to present a broad based museum to interpret the history of Milford Haven and its environs.
Chapel Bay Fort is unique; first fort in the world built principally of mass concrete to a low-profile design and last in Britain built with a moat. This combination is both forward looking – designed to resist the impact of artillery attack by using a low-profile blending into the landscape, and backward looking in the use of a dry, vertically sided, defensive moat.
The extensive collection is the largest collection of military artefacts held by a charitable trust in Wales, and includes cannon, large artillery, firearms, gas masks and much more.
The museum continues to enlarge its collection, and is working towards Accredited Museum status.