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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

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Address: The Barracks, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7EB, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1874 613310
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We were delighted to spend a couple of hours at this museum recently. It was far from boring, with lots to see and do, including a few hands on things for the younger folk. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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berwick upon twed
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted to spend a couple of hours at this museum recently. It was far from boring, with lots to see and do, including a few hands on things for the younger folk. I would like to visit again some time in the future.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the museum of the successor regiment to the 24th Foot - the regiment that fought at Rorke's Drift and Isandhlwana- but it has much more than that - exhibits of over 350 years of a regiment's military history. Very knowledgeable staff and an amazing archive

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The South Wales Borderers Regiment was stationed at Brecon Barracks and many items of historical interest from the famous battle of Rorke's Drift are on view; including uniforms, rifles, bayonets, Zulu assegai and shields. What I found fascinating were the diaries and letters. There are also items from the regiments other campaigns, such as Crimea and Egypt. It really is... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

A family of 6, with a 4 year old, myself and my wife live in Wales, we had family come and visit from London, so to add the excitement we watched Zulu, the day before, they thought this helped so much and brought out the admiration towards all that fought at Rockers Drift all that time ago, it brought there... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The staff are very welcoming and ready to help with any enquiries, park your car in the main town car park next to the bus interchange and a short walk along The Watton the entrance is very deciving it is larger than it looks.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The staff at the museum were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful in tracing particular sections of the history of The Royal Welsh Regiments. I had a particular interest in the 38th Welsh Regiment in the First World War and was shown various exhibits and also the wartime diary covering the battles of Pilkem Ridge and Mametz Wood. Thank you for... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We stayed in Brecon for a long weekend in August and found this place to be open on a Sunday which was a special arrangement for the month of August (it's usually shut every Sunday). The place is in the middle of Brecon, and easy to find. The sheer amount of detail in the exhibitions was outstanding, and there were... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

My second visit and a lot had changed as many of the original regiments have now amalgamated. Very interesting and well worth a visit if you are interested in local military history.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

I am not sure I can describe the intensity of my experience here. Very meaningful for anyone with connections to the regiments. Lots to learn here and the staff were so informative and interesting. I spent a long time here soaking in what I could. Thank you!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My husband and I visited the South Wales Borderers Museum on Monday, 12 Sept and were astonished at how much was packed into such a small space. It was extremely good, made more so as the young Assistant Curator was incredibly knowledgeable and made our trip so interesting. Lots of wonderful memorabilia and my husband was in his element, especially... More 

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