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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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Very interesting day out husband wanted to visit took our grandson Riley he loved the dressing up in the uniforms, only £5 enterance fee husband was in his element glad we visited.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting day out husband wanted to visit took our grandson Riley he loved the dressing up in the uniforms, only £5 enterance fee husband was in his element glad we visited.

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Talgarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Regimental Museum in Brecon, with easy access, was an interesting and informative visit, with a wide selection of displays

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Small but packed museum full with goodies. It tells about the history of the Royal Welsh. Entry is £5.-

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have visited here a few times over the past 30 years & it always gives me pride in knowing the stories and history is about welsh regiments over the centuries. There are some great memorabilia from different campaigns, the most famous being the Zulu wars in Africa & the story of Rork's drift. If your welsh you will feel... More 

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

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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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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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
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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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