Army Museums

Firing Line

Firing Line

Facilities

YesCoach Parking
YesCar Parking
YesRestaurant/Cafe
YesToilets
YesLecture Room
YesShop

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How to get there:
City centre location near railway stations, bus services and car parks.

This new museum opened in March 2010. The collection covers the history of services of the 41st and 69th Regiments of Foot from 1719 until 1969 when The Welch Regiment amalgamated with others to form The Royal Regiment of Wales and in 2006 became The Royal Welsh. The 41st Foot was originally formed of Out Pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea and titled Sir Edmund Fielding’s Regiment of Invalids. In 1787 the title Invalids was abandoned and the 41st became a marching Regiment of The Line. In 1881 it was joined by the 69th Regiment of Foot and became The Welch Regiment. The joint exhibition also includes the regimental collection of 1st the Queens Dragoon Guards. This reflects the long history of Wales’s only regular cavalry regiment, 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards which began its formal existence on January 1st 1959, this being the day when the 1st King’s Dragoon Guards was amalgamated with the 2nd Dragoon Guards, better known as the Queen’s Bays. Admission charges are included in Castle entry fees: Castle Premium Tours: Adult £13.50 Child £10.00 Senior £11-50 Castle Essential Tours: Adult £10.50 Child £7.95 Senior £9.00

The Royal Welsh, Royal Regiment of Wales, The Welch Regiment (41st/69th Foot), 41st (The Welsh) Regiment of Foot, 41st Regiment of Foot or Invalids, 41st (Royal Invalids) Regiment, Colonel Fielding’s Regiment of Foot, 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot. 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, 1st King’s Dragoon Guards, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays), 2nd (Queen’s) Dragoon Guards, 2nd or Queen’s Regiment of Dragoons, 1st of King’s Regiment of Dragoon Guards, Queen’s or 2nd Regiment of Horse, Queen’s Own Royal Regiment of Horse, Princess of Wales’s Own Royal Regiment of Horse, King’s Regiment of Horse, 2nd Horse, 3rd Regiment of Horse (Peterborough’s), Queen’s Regiment of Horse.

Opening Hours:
Daily 0900 - 1700 including Bank Holidays. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day


Firing Line

Address:
Firing Line
Museum of the Welsh Soldier,
Cardiff Castle,
Cardiff,
CF10 3RB

Tel: 029 2022 9367

Email:
curator@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk

Web:
www.cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk

Curator:
Curator: Rachel Silverson, Assistant: Clive Morris

Admission charges:
Adult: See main text
Seniors: See main text
Groups: By appointment
Children: See main text
School Parties: By appointment