Newport Memorial Hall

The Medieval Pottery Kiln

“The most remarkably well preserved medieval pottery kiln in the UK” (conservation report commissioned by Cadw)

Explore an ancient monument, outdoor exhibition, short film, archaeology trail and garden picnic area.

Discover the forgotten medieval past of Newport in the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park.

Stand on the site where, 500 years ago, a busy pottery industry thrived. Learn about the people who lived and worked here.

Why not make a day of it! Newport has excellent cafes, restaurants, pubs, boutique shops, and stunning views from nearby Carningli mountain to the town’s beautiful beaches.

Open all year round daily. Free Entry.

Parking: There is limited parking at the Kiln site. The nearest public car park is on Long street – a 8 minute walk away. There are public toilets in this car park.

There is full Disabled Access to the kiln.

School Visits to The Kiln

The Medieval Pottery Kiln is perfect for School visits. With an education resource room and bilingual exciting lesson plans and activities created based on the the National Curriculum. for more info, please contact


Newport's hidden Medieval Kiln

The Hall’s committee have expressed their sincere thanks for the local donations and to the funders who have enabled the project to go ahead; Heritage Lottery Fund, Leadership Fund , Cadw, Sustainable Development Fund, The Foyle Foundation, Milford Haven Port Authority and Refreshing North Pembrokeshire. “We are very grateful to the funders and the amazing volunteers who have already put in many hours of research into this fascinating and rare communal artefact that we hope will be a pivot to greater understanding of our heritage.” Project Manager Siobhan Ashe Read Dr Oliver Kent’s blog on the Medieval Kiln where he talks about clearing 96 years of dust and debris to reveal the only intact medieval pottery kiln in the UK. Richard Bellamy, Head of HLF in Wales, said: “Uncovering where, and how, our ancestors lived helps communities to understand their own history and identity. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF is able to support projects such as Conservation, interpretation and community engagement of Newport’s Medieval Pottery Kiln that will provide access to a once hidden significant historic monument.”

Would you like to help maintain the Medieval Pottery Kiln attraction? If you can, please donate! Thank you!

Donate Online:

In person: donate with a cheque, cash or your bank details at the Post Office in Newport. By post: donate with a cheque, cash or your bank details