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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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A little Gem

Worth visiting. Lot to see and THE place to understand the story behind Zulu. Allow several hours... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hereford68
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
A small museum, but packed with plenty of history.

This museum is like a tardis. Plenty to see and regimental research. The staff are very friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chez M
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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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“rorke's drift” (32 reviews)
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The Barracks Watton, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7EB, Wales
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+44 1874 613310
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Hereford68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank youchoose312578
Reviewed 9 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

Thank RobbieBStockport
Reviewed 9 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
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

Thank Rotherslade
Reviewed 30 October 2017

On my last two trips to Brecon the museum had been closed , so I set off early in order to see it this time. It was well worth the effort. The museum is small but, quite rightly, exudes pride in the achievements of the...More

1  Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This museum is compact and covers one subject, however it’s definitely well worth visiting. Rorke’s Drift is probably one of the best known actions associated with this regiment and it’s worth going along to see the artefacts and decorations from this alone. That said, there’s...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Spent over two hours in this great museum.We were drawn by the Rorkes Drift Victoria crosses. I'm not particularly into military history but do like history in general, especially real people's stories. This place had all the history of the regiment as well as lots...More

Thank yaffaMedway
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

If you are wanting to see artifacts and learn information on the South Wales Boarders thwre is no better place. Thoroughly enjoyed learning and seeing so many amazing historic artifacts and detailed information.

Thank Paul H
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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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