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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

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Address: The Barracks Watton, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7EB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1874 613310
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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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After visiting Rorke's drift in South Africa, this was a MUST

Yes, after that visit in South Africa we had to visit this Museum and see for ourselves some of the VC's won by our soldiers there. A whole about the regiment and it's soldiers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
MandY1943
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, after that visit in South Africa we had to visit this Museum and see for ourselves some of the VC's won by our soldiers there. A whole about the regiment and it's soldiers than we dd in South Africa. Of course, you can then go on and even more about the South Wales Borderers. If you're in the area,... More 

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum with my two parents on the twelfth of august 2016 shortly before ascending Pen-Y-Fan. We were in the museum for around three hours where we parents learned lots of info on the activities of the South Wales borderers during and long after the Anglo-Zulu war. The museum staff were very helpful in educating us a little... More 

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Porth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a a small museum crammed packed with military history of the South Wales Borderers. Plenty to cause wonder, excitement for children, and plenty to ponder over. Zulu exhibits and lots of weapons too.

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Thank Janet J
Usk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good visit, there is an entrance fee but worth the money. We were there to trace an ancestor who fell during the Great War. The staff were extremely helpful and the ancestor traced in minutes, very glad we went.

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Crickhowell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

What an amazing place to experience history - especially the Rorke's Drift exhibition. Our granddaughter dresses up as a Victorian soldier and loved it. Curator was passionate about history and passed on her enthusiasm to everyone.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Hidden treasure in Brecon. Great value, brilliant collection of regimental items. Well worth a visit. A tribute to all those who served and still serve.

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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Relly a good day out for all the family exellent history of the royal Welsh guards very moving to for you history lovers you love this place to vist

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

If there was a medal for service excellence it would have to be awarded to the Curator and his assistant, Richard and Sylvia went out of there way to help. The Zulu room was poignant and highly informative

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The next day we were headed to the Regimental Museum to see their extensive display of artifacts salvaged from the Zulu War. Having seen the movie previously, I was excited to immerge myself in its history, particularly since I'm a Yank, and really had no knowledge of this war. We didn't cover the whole museum but did wander through and... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Although the museum isn't the largest, it is packed with displays and information. It is very interesting and in particular the displays and information relating to the Zulu war; they were fascinating.

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