Medieval Pottery Kiln

A part of history at Newport Memorial Hall

Remarked by CADW's conservation report as "The Most remarkably well preserved medieval pottery kiln in the UK"


Come and view the kiln in our specially constructed outdoor exhibition with short film, archaeology trail and garden picnic area.


Come and find out more about the forgotten medieval past of Newport, right in the middle of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.


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

Open all Year

Entry to the Kiln is Free, with access available all year. Why not make a day of it and explore the town of Newport, its beaches and climb Carninglig mountain.

Bring the Class

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

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 a 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.”

Help maintain a piece of history

Making a donation to Newport Memorial Hall will help us to maintain this piece of history and ensure the attraction is preserved for future generations. Head over to our Donation Page to help us. Thank you.

Official Opening of the Newport Kiln project, Newport Jul 28 2018 Photo: Steve Mallett