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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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Visited during a family day out in Brecon.

I have visited the museum as part of a school trip recently and recommended it to my husband, who... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Terri J
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We really enjoyed... but needs a new much larger building to take and display in 21st century the fab history

This must be a prime candidate for lottery funding to take the amazing collection and display... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
aholyman
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Newbury, 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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“rorkes drift” (23 reviews)
“zulu wars” (24 reviews)
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The Barracks Watton, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7EB, Wales
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited the museum as part of a school trip recently and recommended it to my husband, who has an interest in the military and weapons. It is quite a small museum and a lot of the display cabinets were a bit too high...More

Thank Terri J
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This must be a prime candidate for lottery funding to take the amazing collection and display properly in the late 2010's. The location is really cramped and as such the displays are very overpowering when you have so much to take in. Over 40 medal...More

Thank aholyman
Reg_Mus_Curator, Manager at The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon), responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for your positve review. It is an aspiration of the Museum to apply for funding from the Heritage Lottery Funding to redevelop what we offer our visitors. In the meantime, it is our policy to put many things on display simply because we...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Very interesting. Staff helpful. Could do with a sort out and get exhibits in chronological order with some up to date (printed) signage. £5 pp entrance fee a little bit much, given size of museum

Thank grandinio
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A Regimental museum with a pride. A welshness, that is steeped in our great nations history. Something for everyone with a thirst or desire for knowledge.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Ex Army myself, so honoured to visit this museum and see the history. Staffed by knowledgeable people who respect the Army history, we enjoyed a couple of hours here before heading to the Cathedral to see the Colours.

Thank ChiefChip
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Fantastic selection to look at the only problem is it isn't open every day so you need to check before you go, lovely staff and dogs welcome

Thank Suzannejayne1066
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Whilst my partner went shopping, I was able to visit this outstanding museum. Although a former submariner, I have an interest in all things military. I was particularly interested in the Zulu War Room and the various artefacts presented. Having seen the film Zulu so...More

Thank VRC2014
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum today for the first time. What an amazing fun time we had !!! Rorke's Drift was brought to life for us by Afon, who let try on the uniforms and hold the guns. Never having been in the forces I was...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh is located in the oldest building in Brecon. When you enter the Museum for the first time you can feel the history around you. The first items you see are the Victoria Crosses of the Regiment, the first...More

Thank arfonwilliams2571
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Came as part of a group, the guide was very informative telling us all about the Welsh Regiment and also all about the Zulu battle and the battle of Rorke Drift. You were encouraged to try out the spears and guns also try on the...More

Thank roscwmbran
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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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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
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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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