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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 11 attractions in Brecon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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S Wales
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Whenever I have been through Brecon I have always wanted to visit the museum but never got around to it. However, now I live here, I visited a few weeks ago-and I am so glad I did. I had a lovely welcome from the lady in charge. The museum is a gem-there is so much to see, with a good... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Raining yet again so thought I would take my parents and girlfriend to the The Regimented Museum for a look, price to get in was £5 each and I thought it was a little steep until I walked through the doors... Place ifs full to the brim of military history/items everywhere you look there is something that catches your eye.... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We received a warm welcome on arrival. The museum is stuffed full of artifacts from across the history of the regiment. If you are interested in the Anglo-Zulu war (as we were), one room is dedicated to a first class treasure trove of memorabilia. Also worth visiting Brecon Cathedral where the colours of the regiment are on display as well... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The men of the regiment have been at the forefront of Britain's history since the American Revolution and this small and fascinating museum is tightly packed with centuries of memories. Remember the films Zulu and Zulu Dawn? Well here are the men who really fought at Rorke's Drift and the VCs that they won. Like any good museum it holds... More

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were in Wales, touring in April, so being ex British and Australian Army, regimental museums are on my 'visit list.' I also wished to donate some WW1 medals that had come into my late father's possession. We were welcomed in a very nice way and introduced to the curator. I told him the story about the medals and signed... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Main motivation to visit here was the recommendation by a local man to see the collection of Victoria Crosses.The story of Rorke's Drift and the Zulu war was very interesting indeed.A must for all military history fans.STG 5was a bit steep for entry however.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This museum would have to be one of the best military museums one could hope to visit. It is compact and crammed full of high quality and informative exhibits which showcase the incredible service this regiment has provided.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I went mainly to see the artifacts relating to the stand at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu wars. The room devoted to it is excellent with good explanations and models etc. Lots to see and take in including the background to the battle itself. It even admitted that the British troops were in the country illegally! The curator gave a... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A few years ago I was lucky enough to have taken part in a trip to the Zululand battlefields so this visit brought back many memories of this fascination period in British history. My son and I plus other visitors were treated to a fantastic talk about the Isandhlwana and Rorkes Drift battles by a very informative and knowledgeable guide,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited the South Wales Borderers Museum in Brecon today - what a treat! The staff welcome you into the museum in a friendly way, and the 3 main rooms are fully packed with fabulous exhibits. The VC medal cabinet is a much see with nearly all the Rorke's Drift's VC's on display. The separate medal room is jam packed of... More

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