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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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Experiencing history first hand

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Crickhowell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Linda C
St Austell, United Kingdom
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyable I think that I will need to revisit to take it all in. An insight into the Zulu war that is explained with the help of a short film. Well worth a visit

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Visited here with my husband, very interesting, could have spent a few hours here as so much to see and read. Staff very friendly and helpful, will visit again next time

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting with a lot of information. The lady there Lucy I think was her name was very kind and welcoming and very happy to help. Will definitely go back.

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Wiltshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We came along to visit the Zulu exhibition and to reminisce from my dads time with the RRW. Was surprised to see his picture on the wall. Found the flag from the battle of Rorkes Drift very emotional. It's amazing to see something that old and given pride of place. Also was overcome by the tribute to Mike Heakin. A... More 

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