Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre

Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre

Oriel y Parc includes a Visitor Centre, Artist in Residence Studio, a Discovery Room which hosts family friendly art and nature activities, a Tower which hosts local arts exhibitions and community run classes, and a café.

There is also a Class A Landscape Gallery, which was built to house works from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales including exhibits by Graham Sutherland which were bequeathed to the people of Wales.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

March to October
Visitor Centre 9.30am to 5pm daily
Gallery 10am to 4pm daily

November to February
Visitor Centre 10am to 4.30pm daily
Gallery 10am to 4pm daily

Admission charges


Additional info

Wheelchair accessible throughout. Walker and cyclist friendly.
Great parking: stop here and explore the city on foot.

Directions: Oriel y Parc can be found on the right as you enter St Davids from Haverfordwest on the A487. Sat Nav: SA62 6NW. OS Map reference: SM 756 253. Bus routes: Puffin Shuttle 400 (summer), 404, 411, 413. National Cycle Route 4.

Facilities: Art gallery, Information Centre, parking (suitable for all vehicles including coaches), bike parking, toilets, delicious local produce café, shop specialising in local crafts, guide books and maps.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Image of Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace

  • 28 March — 25 November 2015 *on now

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913) is famous for independently discovering the process of evolution by natural selection alongside Charles Darwin, yet today few remember this great Welsh scientist. Originally shown at National Museum Cardiff in 2013, this exhibition explores Wallace’s life and work, and raises awareness of this remarkable man. Natural history specimens from the collections of Amgeddfa Cymru, including bugs, butterflies, birds and more, will introduce you to Wallace’s work.
Also on display - the natural history of the Pembrokeshire coast through the paintings of Graham Sutherland.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


  • Welsh
Country Hits Carousel Installation

Artist in Residence

  • 23 April — 7 August 2015 *on now

With a BA in Sculpture from Norwich School of Art, and an MA from the Royal College of Art, my work explores childhood memories, play and nostalgia – often through strange, life-sized scenarios and papier-mâché figures.

I am a founder member of Sand Palace Arts. Established in 1998 Sand Palace Arts is a group of artists who have successfully initiated and developed community visual arts events in Pembrokeshire – from open studios and artists’ kites to community projects working on sculpture trails, banner making, murals, Fairtrade Fortnight, processions for One World Week and lantern processions for Pembroke Festival.

Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, my themes oscillate between what feels familiar and ordinary, and the unfamiliar – a realm that has a dark twist of the unknown. I use references from the past to explore the visible and the invisible, and try to capture in-between states – often working in response to a particular theme or environment

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Museums at Night

  • 31 October 2015

Linking with the current Alfred Russel Wallace, The Forgotten Evolutionist, there will be an opportunity to find out more about the bugs and beasties of the area with Dr Sarah Beynon Director & Founder - Dr Beynon's Bug Farm Ltd & Dung Beetles Direct
Senior Research Associate - University of Oxford, Department of Zoology.
There will be face painting and usual Halloween activities for the children.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


  • Welsh

Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre
High Street
St Davids
SA62 6NW

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01437 720392

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