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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

The Barracks Watton, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7EB, Wales
+44 1874 613310
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Interesting small museum. Not sure if £5 pp entrance fee is a bit much !

Very interesting. Staff helpful. Could do with a sort out and get exhibits in chronological order... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
grandinio
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
History Galore !!!!!

A Regimental museum with a pride. A welshness, that is steeped in our great nations history... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
Soul D
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London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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The Barracks Watton, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7EB, Wales
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Very interesting. Staff helpful. Could do with a sort out and get exhibits in chronological order with some up to date (printed) signage. £5 pp entrance fee a little bit much, given size of museum

Thank grandinio
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

A Regimental museum with a pride. A welshness, that is steeped in our great nations history. Something for everyone with a thirst or desire for knowledge.

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Ex Army myself, so honoured to visit this museum and see the history. Staffed by knowledgeable people who respect the Army history, we enjoyed a couple of hours here before heading to the Cathedral to see the Colours.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Fantastic selection to look at the only problem is it isn't open every day so you need to check before you go, lovely staff and dogs welcome

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Whilst my partner went shopping, I was able to visit this outstanding museum. Although a former submariner, I have an interest in all things military. I was particularly interested in the Zulu War Room and the various artefacts presented. Having seen the film Zulu so...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum today for the first time. What an amazing fun time we had !!! Rorke's Drift was brought to life for us by Afon, who let try on the uniforms and hold the guns. Never having been in the forces I was...More

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh is located in the oldest building in Brecon. When you enter the Museum for the first time you can feel the history around you. The first items you see are the Victoria Crosses of the Regiment, the first...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

Came as part of a group, the guide was very informative telling us all about the Welsh Regiment and also all about the Zulu battle and the battle of Rorke Drift. You were encouraged to try out the spears and guns also try on the...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

A very comprehensive regimental museum, with a special focus on the Zulu wars. Very well set out and full of amazing artefacts.

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

If you like your history and well worth a visit,loeds of stuff to see andthe staff are very helpful, not quite in the centre oftown but well worth a visit, £5 to enter

Thank 19Olly53
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arhenicholson
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Reg_Mus_Curator | Property representative |
Please ring the Museum on (01874) 613310 to discuss your question. Richard Davies Curator The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh
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Andy R
August 31, 2015|
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Response from Nikolet W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are loads pubs and restaurants near the museum.. Just a few minuts to walk to the centre of Brecon.
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Andy R
August 31, 2015|
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Response from 24,475,641 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you go on the museum websiteit says its currently £5 each as well as info on parking, times open, etc. As where to eat in Brecon? I cant really say as we eat back at the Caravan site at Talybont-on-usk for their is... More
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