We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: The Barracks, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7EB, Wales
Phone Number:
+44 1874 613310
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

The Museum tells the fascinating story of four of the British army's most...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 191 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fascinating Museum - a real gem

A great museum for anyone interested in military history, especially the part played by the Borderers in the Zulu Wars. The museum is compact but full of really interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul C
,
Brecon, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Brecon

Add Photo Write a Review

191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 191: English reviews
Brecon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum for anyone interested in military history, especially the part played by the Borderers in the Zulu Wars. The museum is compact but full of really interesting exhibits. There is a wealth of information for anyone who is particularly interested in the regiment, but enough variety to not lose the attention of those who are less into military... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul C
Winsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was very interesting and a credit to those maintaining it - However the full story was not told. The Regiment at Rorke's Drift was NOT the Welsh Borderers - they were not formed until 1901, At that time the regiment was called the 24th. Regiment of foot Warwickshire 2nd. Battalion. The headquarters was moved to Brecon due to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dennis L
Reg_Mus_Curator, Manager at The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon), responded to this review

The positive comments made here about the Museum and the standards we maintain are greatly appreciated. However, at no time do our displays suggest or state that the South Wales Borderers (not the Welsh Borderers), defended Rorke’s Drift or that the majority of those who did were Welsh. We do not do this for the simple reason it would be... More 

berwick upon twed
Level Contributor
39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were delighted to spend a couple of hours at this museum recently. It was far from boring, with lots to see and do, including a few hands on things for the younger folk. I would like to visit again some time in the future.

Helpful?
Thank tweedsider
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is the museum of the successor regiment to the 24th Foot - the regiment that fought at Rorke's Drift and Isandhlwana- but it has much more than that - exhibits of over 350 years of a regiment's military history. Very knowledgeable staff and an amazing archive

Helpful?
Thank David H
Coimbra, Portugal
Level Contributor
162 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The South Wales Borderers Regiment was stationed at Brecon Barracks and many items of historical interest from the famous battle of Rorke's Drift are on view; including uniforms, rifles, bayonets, Zulu assegai and shields. What I found fascinating were the diaries and letters. There are also items from the regiments other campaigns, such as Crimea and Egypt. It really is... More 

Helpful?
Thank martyncymro
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A family of 6, with a 4 year old, myself and my wife live in Wales, we had family come and visit from London, so to add the excitement we watched Zulu, the day before, they thought this helped so much and brought out the admiration towards all that fought at Rockers Drift all that time ago, it brought there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peter S
Brecon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The staff are very welcoming and ready to help with any enquiries, park your car in the main town car park next to the bus interchange and a short walk along The Watton the entrance is very deciving it is larger than it looks.

Helpful?
Thank lindaO9406DB
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The staff at the museum were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful in tracing particular sections of the history of The Royal Welsh Regiments. I had a particular interest in the 38th Welsh Regiment in the First World War and was shown various exhibits and also the wartime diary covering the battles of Pilkem Ridge and Mametz Wood. Thank you for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Malcolm72
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed in Brecon for a long weekend in August and found this place to be open on a Sunday which was a special arrangement for the month of August (it's usually shut every Sunday). The place is in the middle of Brecon, and easy to find. The sheer amount of detail in the exhibitions was outstanding, and there were... More 

Helpful?
Thank AlisonPeteKay
Somerset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

My second visit and a lot had changed as many of the original regiments have now amalgamated. Very interesting and well worth a visit if you are interested in local military history.

Helpful?
Thank Machx2

Travellers who viewed The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon) also viewed

Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
 
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
 

Been to The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon) and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?