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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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History of Rorke's Drift

We visited the museum today for the first time. What an amazing fun time we had !!! Rorke's Drift... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackie W
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military in Wales by John Williams son of Arfon

The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh is located in the oldest building in Brecon. When you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
arfonwilliams2571
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Pontypridd, 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very comprehensive regimental museum, with a special focus on the Zulu wars. Very well set out and full of amazing artefacts.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like your history and well worth a visit,loeds of stuff to see andthe staff are very helpful, not quite in the centre oftown but well worth a visit, £5 to enter

Thank 19Olly53
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great collection of Military artefacts. Basically in four separate rooms, it talked-about an HR going round reading the information on display. The guys who fought for our freedom, everyone a true hero. We owe them so much!! Will never forget the sacrifice they made....

Thank Aidan M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

All on the ground floor, lots of letters home from the front showing the viewpoint so often unseen. Short films to watch and helpful staff.

Thank jean b
Reviewed 9 May 2017

There's a good mix of equipment and intepretation here. Many smaller regimental museums go one of the two ways and lose something as a result. The emphasis is clearly on Rorke's Drift and this seems to be the only place you can find out so...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This military museum tells the history of The Royal Welsh. Their achievements over the years from Rorke's Drift, The Great War, WW11 and to present day conflicts are recorded in this small but delightful and informative museum. This is well worth a visit if near...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Well worth a visit. Not too big so does not take long if you are short of time but plenty of information if you want to take in more. Well worth the visit.

Thank Mike H
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arhenicholson
Can I take my dog
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
how much to enter and the nearest refreshments place
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
l have a party of 14-16 of ex-servicemen/women to visit on 24 -October-2015,how much will it cost us and would you know a good place to go for refreshments
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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