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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

The Barracks, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 7EB, Wales
01874 613310
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Brecon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Military Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 23, 2014
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Newport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My son and I have visited quite a few military museums over the years and this is by far the best hence the reason we keep going back. The museum is well laid out and the exhibits are superb covering the whole history of the regiment. The medal room on its own is worth spending a hour or two in.... More

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Tonbridge
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, allow a couple of hours. After, excellent meal in the former bank at the top of the a High Street on the left.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum. One of the best military I've been to which admittedly isn't that many. Covering the legendary Rorke's Drift, The Zulu Wars, Blenheim and countless other feats of daring do. It doesn't look that big from the outside but it is much larger once you're in and its packed to the gunnals (??) of regimental history/paraphernalia... More

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maidenhead
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a very interesting museum, and worth the £5 entry fee. It looks rather small from the outside, and we weren't sure whether or not it would be worth the entrance price - but it certainly was. The museum has lots of very interesting exhibits, as well as a whole room dedicated to the 24th Foot's massacre at Islandwanah,... More

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Newbridge on Wye
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

but don't let this stop you - still fabulous and you need a couple of hours my 3 year old at least was free and he loved the model battle scenes, machine gun and dress up parts. Thanks

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Liked everything about this GO VISIT you will be amazed, there is so much history here and a very humbling experience.....such courage.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have worked with the RRW before , Took over from them in W Belfast in 1984, Plenty of items to see and read into, surprised how much association my Regiment had with the RRW, & SWB Very informative and humbling Many thanks for letting us bring in the dog.

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brecon
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50 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This museum is purely a military museum and covers a few hundred years of local military history. It covers the history of the original 24th of Foot Regiment who were involved in the famous battle at Rorkes Drift aka the film Zulu starring Michael Caine & Stanley Baker. It is said that they hold ten out of the eleven VC's... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Arrived on a cold, rainy December day and was met by a welcoming lady member of staff who informed us of all of the exhibitions in the museum. The place was very clean and warm, just what we wanted. You don't have to be a military buff to enjoy this museum, which is very well set out and covers a... More

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Neath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

What a tradition to experience. The Zulu Wars are brought back to life - Michael Caine is the only character missing! What a treasure chest of interesting memorabilia.

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