The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh

The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh
The Barracks
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7EB
Wales

Website

www.royalwelsh.org.uk

E-mail

info@royalwelsh.org.uk

Telephone

01874 613310

Fax

01874 613275

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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 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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Monday to Friday throughout the year: 10am until 5pm.
Saturdays and Bank Holidays during April to September: 10am until 4pm.
Sundays during August: 10am until 4pm.
Closed over the Christmas peiord and the first two weeks in January.

Admission charges

Adults: £5.00
Children 5 - 16: £1.50
The rates for groups are negotiable.

Additional info

School parties are welcome to visit by appointment.

As befits a regimental museum, the collection is very strong in uniforms, medals, weapons, photographs, archival material and regimental silver, but also in a large number of varied objects representative of the many countries and conflicts in which our representatives have served, and the cultures with which they have come into contact. The collection is particularly strong in material from the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, and both world wars. There is an extensive collection of medals earned by the soldiers of our regiments, including eleven VCs. The Museum benefits from the highest level of firearms accreditation and this allows us to acquire and display weapons of all ages and types.

Collection details

World Cultures, Weapons and War, Social History, Personalities, Fine Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Zulu War
  • Medals
  • Victoria Crosses
  • Weapons
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