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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nicely compact but lots of regimental history and exhibits, Especially the obtained firearms... The most medals i have seen in one room...£5 entry for adults Brecon nice little town for people to walk around if museum not there thing!

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Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very interesting museum especially the Zulu wars exhibits, lots of items and information well presented

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No Name Key, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I learned a lot about the Boer Wars. If you're not in a hurry, and want to learn about the Welch military contributions, this would be a good choice.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

So much to see in this museum . My husband loves the stories and all the things that were on show that told you the stories of the royal Welsh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Visited with my two sons, daughter and father in law. My youngest is in the ACF wearing the badge of the Royal Welsh so this was to be a very interesting visit. Nicely displayed and easily readable with interactive elements. Particularly wish to thank the young curator who took the time to explain how the bayonet fighting was taught against... More 

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Address: 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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