Firing Line: The Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier

Firing Line: The Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
The Interpretation Centre
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF10 3RB
Wales

Website

www.cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk/

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E-mail

admin@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries

029 20 873 623

Curatorial Enquiries

029 20 788 598

Research Enquiries

029 20 788 369

Education Enquiries

029 20 788 584

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photograph showing the entrance to the Firing Line Museum
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The museum is housed within the fully accessible Interpretation Centre of Cardiff Castle and tells the story of the Welsh Soldier through the history of two of Wales' oldest and most distinguished regiments, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh.

Soldiers from these two Regiments - one Cavalry, the other Infantry - have taken part in virtually all of Britain's major conflcits over the past 300 years, and their story provides a detailed backdrop to Britain's military history since the 17th Century. Campaigns include the Battle of Ramillies in 1706, the Battle of Waterloo, the Anglo-Zulu wars of 1879 as well as both World Wars. Other permanent and temporary displays illustrate the reality of service today in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

The Museum provides a deep understanding of the history of the Welsh Soldier, and of why ordinary people are prepared to carry out extraordinary and outstanding acts of courage and selfless commitment.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Open every day except 25 December, 26 December and 1 January
March - October: 9am - 6pm (last tour 5pm / last entry 5pm)
November - February: 9am - 5pm (last tour 4pm / last entry 4pm)

Admission charges

Admission Prices:

Essential Ticket
Adult £11.00
Child (5-16 years) £8.50
Senior / Student £9.50
Children aged 16 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

Premium Ticket
Adult £14.00
Child (5-16 years) £10.50
Senior / Student £12.00
Children aged 16 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

The Firing Line Museum is fully accessible with wheelchair and pushchair access to the museum via the lift located in Cardiff Castle Interpretation Centre. Our exhibition text is also located at a wheelchair friendly height.

Toilets with disabled access and baby changing facilities can be found on the 2nd Floor of the Interpretation Centre building.

Our exhibition text is bilingual (English and Welsh), and information is also available in other languages. Please ask at the museum desk for additional assistance.

All School and Group Bookings are warmly welcomed. Please contact the museum for further information at admin@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk

Getting there

Firing Line is an exciting and interactive Museum situated within a spacious and airy purpose built environment inside the grounds of Cardiff Castle. The Museum benefits from its immediate proximity to the public exhibitions at Cardiff Castle, which it both complements and expands upon.

Directions

Cardiff Castle is situated in the centre of the city and easy to find.
•By car: from M4, exit junction 32 and follow the A470 to Cardiff city centre. Please use the city centre car parks or on-street meter parking. See map below.
•By train and bus: Cardiff Central Station is located just 10 minutes' walk away. Local bus services X2, 96 and 96a stop outside the Castle. For more details of public transport, see Traveline website www.traveline-cymru.info or call 0871 200 22 33.
•A Waterbus service is available from Cardiff Bay www.aquabus.co.uk and stops at Bute Park, only 3 minutes walk from the Castle entrance.
•By bike: nearest cycle route NCR8 passes through the Civic Centre, only 2 minutes' ride from the Castle entrance.
•On foot: look for the finger post signs around the city centre. The Castle entrance is on the junction of Castle Street and High Street.
•By air: Cardiff International airport is 23 km or 15 miles away. Take bus X91 from the airport to city centre.
•For Sat Nav: Cardiff Castle postcode is CF10 3RB - OS reference: ST 180 766

Additional info

Accessible Toilets and Babychanging facilities are located on the Second Floor of the Interpretation Centre.

Collection details

Archives, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Social History

Getting there

Firing Line is an exciting and interactive Museum situated within a spacious and airy purpose built environment inside the grounds of Cardiff Castle. The Museum benefits from its immediate proximity to the public exhibitions at Cardiff Castle, which it both complements and expands upon.

Directions

Cardiff Castle is situated in the centre of the city and easy to find.
•By car: from M4, exit junction 32 and follow the A470 to Cardiff city centre. Please use the city centre car parks or on-street meter parking. See map below.
•By train and bus: Cardiff Central Station is located just 10 minutes' walk away. Local bus services X2, 96 and 96a stop outside the Castle. For more details of public transport, see Traveline website www.traveline-cymru.info or call 0871 200 22 33.
•A Waterbus service is available from Cardiff Bay www.aquabus.co.uk and stops at Bute Park, only 3 minutes walk from the Castle entrance.
•By bike: nearest cycle route NCR8 passes through the Civic Centre, only 2 minutes' ride from the Castle entrance.
•On foot: look for the finger post signs around the city centre. The Castle entrance is on the junction of Castle Street and High Street.
•By air: Cardiff International airport is 23 km or 15 miles away. Take bus X91 from the airport to city centre.
•For Sat Nav: Cardiff Castle postcode is CF10 3RB - OS reference: ST 180 766

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