Army Museums

The Royal Welsh (Brecon) Museum

The Royal Welsh (Brecon) Museum


YesCoach Parking
YesCar Parking
YesLecture Room

Other: Disabled access

How to get there:
By train to Newport, Abergavenny and Merthyr Tydfil. There is a regular bus service from Abergavenny or Merthyr to Brecon. The museum is located on B4601 (known as the Watton) in wa distance from the town centre and bus station. and Merthyr

The regimental collections of the South Wales Borderers, the Welsh/Welch Regiment and the Monmouthshire Regiment are the focus of well- presented displays in this fine regimental mus diorama depicting the heroic defence of Rorke's Drift. The Medal Room contains nearly 3,500 medals and the sixteen Victoria Crosses awarded to members of the regiment. The regimental archives and library by appointment with the curator. Nearby is the Regimental Chapel in Brecon Cathedral which contains the famous Queen's Colour 1/24th saved by Lts Melvill and Coghill after the disaster at Isandlwana in Zululand in 1879.

The Royal Welsh; The Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot); South Wales Borderers, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot and Brecknockshire, Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire Mil d those of Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire Yeomanries during WW1.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm throughout the year. Summer opening from Easter: Sat & Bank Hols 10am-4pm; see website for Sunday opening.

The Royal Welsh (Brecon) Museum

The Royal Welsh (Brecon) Museum
The Barracks,
The Watton,

Tel: 01874 613310

Fax: 01874 613275



Mr Bill Cainan QVRM FRGS

Admission charges:
Adult: 5.00
Groups: Rates negotiable
Children: 1.00
School Parties: By appointment