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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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An excellent Military Museum

I have just visited a gem of a museum in Brecon. Sitting alongside the main Brecon barracks this wonderful small military museum that displays a host of VCs testament to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have just visited a gem of a museum in Brecon. Sitting alongside the main Brecon barracks this wonderful small military museum that displays a host of VCs testament to the bravery of our army in past conflicts. Helpful staff and well laid out. It has a well stocked medal room, armoury and magnificent displays of the Zulu war at... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A small and very interesting museum with plenty to see within it. It tells the story of the SWB and carries most of the VC medals of the men that fought at Rourkes Drift as well as correcting the historical inaccuracies of the film "Zulu". It's manned by volunteers who are more than willing to answer questions and print off... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice little museum, About 4 rooms with plenty of medals & other items to view. Takes around an hour to have a good look around.

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Jamestown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Having been told of the various exploits of the Royal Welsh Regiment, I went with high expectations, and certainly there is a huge assortment of uniforms, medals, and weapons, but it's a bit short on explanatory signage. I wanted to learn more about the battles depicted in some of the dioramas, and it just wasn't there. If you know the... More 

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Reg_Mus_Curator, Manager at The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon), responded to this review

The Regimental Museum's knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand and happy to assist with any queries our visitors may have. Most of the dioramas have information associated with them, but the few that do not are easily explained. The Museum’s policy is to encourage interaction between staff and visitors in order to make the time spent with us... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Really interesting. All manned by volunteers who are at hand for any questions. Quite easily downfalls of hours in there

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Yateley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Much more interesting than I expected, not being a massive fan of military museums. The number of Victoria Crosses and other medals is astonishing and some of the write ups of courage under enemy fire were very moving, humbling. Many of these brave soldiers were little more than boys.

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the most beautiful military museum you can visit in Wales. There is something unique to this museum and a must see. You will miss out on something unique if you do not visit this museum.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The museum is situated next to Brecon barracks and is well worth a visit. There are detailed dioramas of many historical incidents with a major focus on Rorke's Drift and the Zulu wars. On the day we visited some recruits were on their museum visit. I was impressed by their enthusiasm and determination to get through the training.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you are interested in milatry history or just the Zulu wars, this museum is with a visit. They were so helpful and the whole display is well worth the visit. Loved the Zulu display and the Victorian cross cabinet

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fascinating museum - could stayed all day. Very helpful staff and the Researcher did a grand job and I learnt a lot of things I didn't know. I.e. He joined the army at 14 and ended up a Major!

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Address: The Barracks, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 7EB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1874 613310
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Brecon Beacons National Park  >  Brecon
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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