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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

The Barracks, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 7EB, Wales
+44 1874 613310
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Brecon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was most interesting even to me a woman. It is well presented and there is plenty to see. Also one of the staff gave us a talk about the Zulus which was well worth listening to.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Museum is located in the former armoury of the barracks. Entrance fee was free for me, but I donated £5 willingly. Parking on the street is free. It encompasses the histories from the 17th century onwards of all the former regiments, which are now combined into the Royal Welsh. As one who has lived temporarily in South Africa, I... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a small museum and costs £5 to get in. This will appeal if you like military history, or Welsh history or specifically local history. It won't take too long to get around but you will learn plenty about the Welsh participation in the Empire's war in Africa and some bits and pieces about the First and Second World... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

well worth a visit my husband really enjoyed it and so did i even though i'm not really into it but the roukes drift display was very good

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My brother, who lives in Hereford, recommended this museum. He's a good judge, because it's a great place. We spent hours here. No one rushes you, so if you have an interest in the Zulu War, visit it. The story is engrossing, and the exhibitions are wonderful. All those Victoria Crosses. Lovely history lesson.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Managed to visit the museum at long last and at £5 pp its well worth it if you have any interest at all in the Zulu wars or the 24ths history. There is no rush and you are encouraged to take as long as you wish and to ask questions at any time which the very friendly staff are more... More

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Having watched the film 'Zulu' many times, a visit to the museum was a must. A wealth of historical knowledge is available and some of the experiences described were very moving. Good displays of various battles and it was astounding to see the actual size of hand guns - much bigger than expected. Very interesting place to visit.

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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Excellent place full of fanatic things to see and do excellent stafff and everything from the Zulu war and morgen day warfare really good I enjoyed every mint of it

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Can't believe the entrance fee is only £5, it is more than worth it. We spent 2 hours looking around the place but spent most of the time in the Zulu war section, the things they have from the Zulu war is amazing. The short film that is available to watch is very good and the staff that work there... More

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