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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

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Address: The Barracks, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 7EB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1874 613310
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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.
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A must see place of interest

I love Brecon its a small compact town with lots of history as well as stunning countryside. The last time I went there I made a visit to this Museum which I can remember as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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New Tredegar, United Kingdom
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New Tredegar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love Brecon its a small compact town with lots of history as well as stunning countryside. The last time I went there I made a visit to this Museum which I can remember as a working barracks in my younger day. Its quite a place and I spent a while looking around, the history is very interesting and so... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Even though this museum is fairly small it has the history of this regiment, I was particularly taken with the details of the Zulu wars and what happened to the Victoria cross recipients after they returned to England. Well done this completed my search for information.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Not the largest of museums however every inch is packed with exhibits and information. The staff are extremely knowledgeable - even to pointing out all the mistakes in the Zulu film!! Wonderful room devoted to Isandlwhana and Rorkes Drift, Amazing exhibits recovered from the battle fields. Follows the history of the 24th to his modern day descendants.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This Museum is an absolute must visit for any welsh or person who as an interest in past wars and campaign of Africa. I have the privilege and honor to visit this fantastic museum a few years ago now, and was just left in awww and speechless. You get the personally see the large collection of Victoria Crosses that were... More 

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Carmarthen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit just to find out about the Battle of Rorke's Drift and the Anglo-Zulu War. The grandchildren loved the uniforms and weapons that are on display and I learnt that the Zulu shields were colour coded to signify their seniority. See paintings and photographs of ‎Gonville Bromhead, John Chard and Henry Hook together with a display of... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A very intresting museum with lots of intresting artifacts, intresting displays and storys, the armoury room was my favorate, some pretty awesome weapons with information telling you a little about each one, the medal room was amazing! so much on display! well worth the £5 entrance fee!

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A really interesting museum to visit. Steeped in history, heritage and tradition. These kind of places are there to remind us of the calibre of Britains past; those who helped to put and keep the 'Great' in Great Britain. It's museums/places such as this that really allow us 'modern day' soldiers to understand just how TUFF it was back then.... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

a lot of history with the Welsh regiments plenty of photographs and weapons to view, a intersting few hours spent there so much to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a fantastic way to spend a few hours, steeped in history and knowledgeable staff made the experience even better. Would be a fantastic place to show the kids, I don't think anyone can learn about the valour and history of these fine Regiments without being impressed. The next day walk Pen Y Fan,

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Entrance fee a bit expensive at £5 should be about £2.75 for a couple of very small rooms everything seem crowded.Much better off going to Cardiff museum or St fagans and it's free.

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