The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Courserugby
Oldham, UK35 contributions
History comes alive!
Jun 2021
We visited the museum after reading about the links with Rourkes Drift and the Zulu campaign. Spent time reading the wealth of information that was available. Lots of information tracking the history of the regiment. We came away with lots of real life stories which came alive reading the different letters and looking at the photographs. Well worth a visit!
Written June 11, 2021
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Busker999
Tonbridge, UK707 contributions
Great small museum
May 2021 • Couples
Attracted due to the links with Rourkes Drift. No parking on site but plenty on street near by. Quite a small museum. Lots of exhibits but nothing interactive. The Zulu Anglo War exhibit was the star attraction for us and lots of information. Worth a visit if interested in the regiment or what they were involved in.
Written May 27, 2021
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Bev S
44 contributions
Looking for family
Jan 2020 • Solo
Having visited family in Australia I saw a cap badge which my cousin was trying to find out more about but my friend who was with me noticed what it was and we traced it back to the regiment in brecon Wales so it became my time to become inspector
I visited and the lovely people who were there couldn't have been more helpful they went over and above and now my cousin in Australia has now been able to trace more and we are so grateful to this terrific team who helped us
Written November 29, 2020
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marchiles
Oxford, UK48 contributions
Great Museum full of history and visual displays
Sep 2020
Last visited 25 years ago with my son, now had time to look and enjoy all the displays and the history including letters from the front
Written October 5, 2020
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mikepQ9057UI
104 contributions
A hidden gem
Sep 2020 • Friends
If you’re into military history, particularly the epic Anglo-Zulu campaigns or if you just want to see the back story of the film Zulu then this is the place to go. Fantastic small museum and to see exhibits including the colours and a hospital chair brought back from Rorke’s Drift was just incredible.
Written September 12, 2020
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Traveler625074
1 contribution
A wonderful and somewhat emotional experience
Sep 2020
We found it an excellent experience and marvelled in the pride in the regiment. The person who was the guide on the day we were there was very knowledgeable and engaging and a true gentleman. He enhanced our visit and broadened our understanding. Above all the room dedicated to the battle of Rorkes Drift is a must and full of very interesting artefacts. It was on my bucket list since seeing the film in the 60 s and I am so glad to have finally achieved it.
Written September 5, 2020
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BonneTravails
5 contributions
Small but fierce
Nov 2019
We spent a good 3/4 hours here, well worth a visit. It ties together very well what is in the history books and the daily lives of those soldiers
Written February 24, 2020
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Ray J
1 contribution
Small but very interesting
Sep 2019
Reccomend this for military history buffs. Only spent a couple of hours there and really needed more time.
Written December 31, 2019
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Julian W
Essex40 contributions
A real gem of a relatively unknown museum
Oct 2019
A really interesting little museum relating to the various Welsh Regiment former constituent regiments. Particularly fascinating re the Zulu War and the 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment and Rorke's Drift and Isandhlwana. I'm surprised the museum doesn't 'sell' that more - it did have a good selection of books on offer - some I'd not seen before. You can spend a really interesting hour or more there just poking around the exhibits. If you're in that area, it's a MUST of a visit together with the cathedral.
Written December 17, 2019
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RJVarns
3 contributions
Fantastic
Dec 2019 • Solo
this an excellent museum. A wide selection of items on display with very knowledgeable and friendly staff. There is just so much to see. It definately needs a good few hours to review all the exhibits.
Written December 11, 2019
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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon) is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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