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Royal Welsh Military Museum

Royal Welsh Military Museum

Royal Welsh Military Museum

Museum - Military

The Barracks,


From Monday 9 November, people travelling to Wales from elsewhere in the UK or from abroad can visit Wales only for example for compassionate reasons or travelling for work and must follow all relevant regulations in force in Wales.

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The Museum tells the fascinating story of some of the British army’s most famous regiments: The Royal Welch Fusiliers and The Royal Regiment of Wales (formerly the 24th, 41st and 69th Foot, and later the South Wales Borderers, Welch Regiment and Monmouthshire Regiment).

This long history, dating back to the 1680s, is told through many kinds of objects including uniforms, medals, weapons and models. The regiments have seen action in many prominent events, including the British campaign in South Africa (visit us and discover what really happened in the 1879 Zulu War!), and both world wars.

Forty-three of the regiments’ soldiers have received the Victoria Cross, and we commemorate their sacrifice and heroism as well as that of all the men and women associated with our regiments who have contributed so much to our country.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Our standard opening hours are Monday to Friday throughout the year, 10am to 5pm. We open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays from April until September, 10am to 4pm. During August, we also open on Sundays again from 10am until 4pm.

We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and also for the first two weeks in January.


Adult £5.00, children from 5 to 16, £2.


The Barracks,

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SO 049282  Lat: 51.94414 Long: -3.38494


The Museum is located on the Watton (B4601), which is the road that leads out eastwards from Brecon towards Abergavenny. The Barracks (a few hundred yards along the Watton) are on your left, and the Museum is the first building in the Barracks complex. We have a separate public entrance directly off the Watton. There is a public pay and display car park within 150 yards of the Museum.

The town has no train station, however there are local bus services in the area. The nearest train station is either Abergavenny or Llandovery.


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired
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