Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum

Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 2AY
Wales

Website

www.rwfmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

rwfmuseum1@btconnect.com

Telephone

01286 673362

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The museum, situated within two towers of Caernarfon Castle, tells the exciting story of over 300 years of our history using film, sound, models and exhibits.

You can learn how the Regiment won 14 Victoria Crosses and hear the words of famous writers who served with the Royal Welch during the First World War, such as Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, David Jones, Frank Richards and Hedd Wyn. You will also see what life was like for ordinary soldiers and their families and discover the unique traditions of Wales's oldest infantry Regiment.

Since its formation in 1689, the Royal Welch has served
throughout the world. Its history stretches back to the campaigns of William III, and includes the eighteenth century campaigns of Marlborough, the American War of Independence, the wars with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and the Crimean War.

In more recent times, the Regiment has seen action in the Boer War, China, First and Second World Wars and numerous postwar peacekeeping missions including Bosnia 1995.

On 1st March 2006 the three Welsh infantry regiments combined to form a new regiment – The Royal Welsh. The new title of the Royal Welch Fusiliers is:
1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Welch Fusiliers).

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Open daily 10.00-5.00pm (seasonal variations, please ring before travelling)

Closed: Christmas Day & New Year Day

Admission charges

Free within entrance price to Caernarfon Castle

Rich collection of uniforms, weapons, paintings, silver, trench art, soldiers' memorabilia, letters, diaries, photographs, archive collections

Collection details

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

Key artists and exhibits

  • Manuscript collections relating to:
  • Siegfreid Sassoon, Robert Graves, David Jones, Dr. JC Dunn and Franck Richards.
  • Paintings and sketches by:
  • David Jones, Toby Ward RA, Sir Kyffin Williams RA
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