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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
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Small but well presented museum. Main centre of interest is the 24th Regiment of foots' Involvement in the Zulu War. Some really exceptional audio and visual displays. Gift shop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Llandovery, United Kingdom

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Llandovery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small but well presented museum. Main centre of interest is the 24th Regiment of foots' Involvement in the Zulu War. Some really exceptional audio and visual displays. Gift shop could be improved choice of gifts and mementos rather limited . As its not a subsidised museum entrance fee might be a little stiff for some

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Museum whilst on a trip to Brecon. It's like stepping back in time, full of nostalgia, with the exhibits obviously displayed with care and attention. A great history of this fine Regiment, and well worth a visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd recently returned from the battlefields in KwaZulu Natal. This is a great museum, and well worth a few hours visit. Parking is not easy to find. Entry to the museum is £5.

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Thank steadyslack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of love and care has gone into this museum, which combines old-fashioned charm with fun - such as a dressing up box for kids. Nice to see youngsters visiting during their half term holidays.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum that recognises the history of a unique regiment. Lots of interesting displays and certainly worth the drive to see it while visiting the UK.

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Thank Dennis R
Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

A great museum for anyone interested in military history, especially the part played by the Borderers in the Zulu Wars. The museum is compact but full of really interesting exhibits. There is a wealth of information for anyone who is particularly interested in the regiment, but enough variety to not lose the attention of those who are less into military... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

The museum was very interesting and a credit to those maintaining it - However the full story was not told. The Regiment at Rorke's Drift was NOT the Welsh Borderers - they were not formed until 1901, At that time the regiment was called the 24th. Regiment of foot Warwickshire 2nd. Battalion. The headquarters was moved to Brecon due to... More 

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Reg_Mus_Curator, Manager at The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon), responded to this review

The positive comments made here about the Museum and the standards we maintain are greatly appreciated. However, at no time do our displays suggest or state that the South Wales Borderers (not the Welsh Borderers), defended Rorke’s Drift or that the majority of those who did were Welsh. We do not do this for the simple reason it would be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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 1 November 2016

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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