Military Museum - Brecon, Wales, Great Britain.
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Quick Description: The Regimental Museum of the South Wales Borderers Museum. One of the finest collections of military artefacts. These tell the story of a regiment that has participated in many of the great events of British History in the last 300 years.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/17/2013 5:23:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMGD53
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The museum is based at The Barracks in Brecon, South Wales, and claims to have the finest collection of weapons to be found in any regimental museum in the United Kingdom. Its collection of guns shows the development of soldiers' weapons from the 18th century to the present.

The South Wales Borderers Museum, charts the history of the Royal Regiment of Wales including displays of the many campaigns they were involved in such as the Zulu War.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"The museum's Medal Room contains about 3,000 medals. The Victoria Cross case in the main hall contains sixteen replica VCs which represent the originals which are owned by the regiment but which cannot be displayed because they are too valuable. The museum's greatest attraction is its Zulu War Room, which displays the exploits of the 24th Regiment of Foot during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War made famous by the 1964 film Zulu, during which campaign the Regiment won 11 VCs. Queen Victoria called the soldiers of the 24th Foot "The Noble 24th".

The museum has an extensive archive which in particular relates to the Zulu War of 1879. Access to the archive collection is available to bona fide researchers by appointment. The museum also has an excellent collection of pictures, paintings, dioramas, drums, assegais, ammunition, buttons, badges and uniforms." Text Source: (visit link)

Admission cost:
Adults: £4
Children: free up to age 16.

The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh
The Barracks

Hours of Operation:

Saturdays & Bank Holidays:
(29 March-28 September 2013)
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm

Open all year: No

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Wikipedia link:: [Web Link]

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