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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

The Barracks Watton, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7EB, Wales
+44 1874 613310
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Great School Visit

We visited the Museum as part of our WW2 topic. The children were really engaged and loved to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NicolaKM
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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
Excellent peek into military history

The museum has a variety of exhibits which include the battle of Rorkes Drift made famous by the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
JSMacGill
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Llandovery, United Kingdom
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The Museum tells the fascinating story of four of the British army's most famous regiments. This long history, dating back to the 1680s, is told through many kinds of objects including uniforms, medals, weapons and models. The regiments have seen action in many prominent events, including the British campaign in South Africa (visit us and discover what really happened in the 1879 Zulu War!), And both world wars. Forty-three of the regiments' soldiers have received the Victoria Cross, and we commemorate their sacrifice and heroism as well as that of all the men and women associated with our regiments who have contributed so much to our country.
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The Barracks Watton, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7EB, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Museum as part of our WW2 topic. The children were really engaged and loved to see all the artifacts from the war. I was amazed at how hands on the children could be. They were given time to 'role play' with a...More

Thank NicolaKM
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The museum has a variety of exhibits which include the battle of Rorkes Drift made famous by the 1960 film starring Sir Michael Caine. The museum is next to The Barracks which still houses the Army Headquarters in Wales. The museum has wheelchair access and...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Myself, my husband and 2 children aged 8 & 10 visited the museum this week. We had a lovely time, wasn’t expecting to see and learn so much! My children loved it so much they want to go back to Brecon just to go there...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place for anyone who has an interest in Welsh military history. The staff here are very knowledgeable and are great to talk to. The museum has many items ranging from WW1 to present day. Amazing exhibition of the Zulu battles at islandwana and Rorkes...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Worth visiting. Lot to see and THE place to understand the story behind Zulu. Allow several hours here and don't forget the excellent shop.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This museum is like a tardis. Plenty to see and regimental research. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Well worth a visit. Good place for children to learn and can play on some exhibits. As my Great Grandfather who was in the South...More

Thank Chez M
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

One of the best collections on the Anglo Zulu War that I think you will find. What a treasure and must see. In addition the Victoria Crosses that the Regiment have earned are all on display and really worth seeing. In fact the whole museum...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a compact museum covering the history of the Welsh Borderers which fought at Rorkes Drift during the Zulu Wars and also in both World Wars. I particularly enjoyed the history of the Zulu Wars and was pleased to discover that Englishmen were equally...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Repeat visit for my Husband and I but first visit for my Sister. We were welcomed by a very friendly and knowledgeable volunteer who pointed out the key points of this amazing place. It really is informative but very moving reading some of the personal...More

Thank Gowergal
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a small museum, and quite old fashioned, but don't let that fool you, it is a real treasure trove. If you want to look at everything, it will take you a day. If, like us, you suffer from information overload, take a couple...More

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arhenicholson
30 May 2017|
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Response from Reg_Mus_Curator | Property representative |
Please ring the Museum on (01874) 613310 to discuss your question. Richard Davies Curator The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh
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Andy R
31 August 2015|
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Response from Nikolet W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are loads pubs and restaurants near the museum.. Just a few minuts to walk to the centre of Brecon.
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Andy R
31 August 2015|
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Response from 24,475,641 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you go on the museum websiteit says its currently £5 each as well as info on parking, times open, etc. As where to eat in Brecon? I cant really say as we eat back at the Caravan site at Talybont-on-usk for their is... More
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