About the museum

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 museum. A diorama depicting the heroic defence of Rorke’s Drift forms the centrepiece of our Zulu War room. The Medal Room contains nearly 3,500 medals and the sixteen Victoria Crosses awarded to members of the regiment. The regimental archives and library are accessible 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), the South Wales Borderers, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot and Brecknockshire, Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire Milita and those of Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire Yeomanries during WW1.


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

Monday to Friday

10am - 5pm

Summer (from Easter)

Saturday & bank holidays 10am - 4pm.

Sundays during August (2018).

Closed Christmas to mid January.

See website for for further details.


Adult: £5.00
Child: £2.00

Groups: rates negotiable
Schools: by appointment


The Barracks, The Watton, Powys, LD3 7EB

Tel 01874 613310


Visiting Advice

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), a short walk from Brecon town centre and bus station.

Extensive parking available nearby.