The Millennium Falcon - The Last Ship Built in the Royal Pembroke Dockyard

By Patrick Ovenden   |   Reporter   |
Friday 20th May 2022 6:45 am
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An exhibition opens on May 23 at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre celebrating the building of the iconic Star Wars starship in the town in 1979. A walk-through display will tell the story with photographs, film, models and costumes.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has supported creating a permanent display in the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre about the building of the Millennium Falcon model, one of the most iconic starships in science fiction history.

Work on the Millennium Falcon exhibition at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre has been going on for some time under the watchful eye of local Star Wars expert and enthusiast Mark Williams.

“George Lucas set a new standard in both storytelling and film making with Star Wars and the story of the Millennium Falcon being built in Pembroke Dock was big news at the time. The whole world knew about it, then the story faded into legend.”

The Millennium Falcon isn’t Pembrokeshire’s only connection to Star Wars. Lynwen Brennan, Lucasfilm EVP and General Manager, is a Pembrokeshire native. “I am so delighted that this wonderful moment and place in Star Wars history will be preserved,” said Lynwen Brennan. “I love that such an iconic, beloved ship was built in the town where my mum was born and in the county where I grew up, and I’m hopeful this exhibit will become a new destination for fans around the world.”

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