South Wales Borderers Museum

South Wales Borderers Museum information

Brecon (Aberhonddu) , Wales
Street The Barracks, The Watton
+44 1874 1874 613310
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adult/child £4/free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Fri year-round, 10am-4pm Sat Easter-Sep
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Lonely Planet review

This regimental museum commemorates the history of the Royal Regiment of Wales, which is based in Brecon. Many of the soldiers are Gurkhas, often to be seen in their civvies around the town. The highlight is the Zulu War Room – the regiment's predecessor fought in the 1879 Anglo–Zulu war in South Africa, inspiration for the 1964 film Zulu starring Michael Caine. The collection of artefacts recalls the defence of Rorke's Drift, when 150 Welsh soldiers held out against 4000 Zulu warriors.