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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

Address: The Barracks, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park LD3 7EB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1874 613310
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Brecon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military museums, Museums
Owner description: The Museum tells the fascinating story of four of the British army's most famous regiments. This...
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Type: Military museums, Museums
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A really interesting museum to visit. Steeped in history, heritage and tradition. These kind of places are there to remind us of the calibre of Britains past; those who helped to put and keep the 'Great' in Great Britain. It's museums/places such as this that really allow us 'modern day' soldiers to understand just how TUFF it was back then.... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil County, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

a lot of history with the Welsh regiments plenty of photographs and weapons to view, a intersting few hours spent there so much to see

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a fantastic way to spend a few hours, steeped in history and knowledgeable staff made the experience even better. Would be a fantastic place to show the kids, I don't think anyone can learn about the valour and history of these fine Regiments without being impressed. The next day walk Pen Y Fan,

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 helpful votes 4 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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35 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
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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