Regimental Museum - Brecon

The Royal Welsh is Wales's infantry regiment. It has inherited a distinguished military tradition from its predecessors: The Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot) and The Royal Regiment of Wales (formerly the 24th, 41st and 69th Foot - and later the South Wales Borderers, Welch Regiment and Monmouthshire Regiment).

Great place to visit, especially if interested in anything military.

All year Monday-Friday:

Only between April and  September

Only August


​​​​website: click HERE


Other Local Museums

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

Radnorshire Museum

for both Click:  HERE

Y Gaer in Brecon has had its 'soft' opening.

Powys County Council has announced the following opening hours for y Gaer

after Thursday 5th December. 

  • Monday – closed

  • Tuesday – 9.30am – 6.30pm

  • Wednesday – closed

  • Thursday – 9.30am – 5.00pm

  • Friday – 9.30am – 5.00pm

  • Saturday – 10.00am – 4.00pm

  • Sunday – closed

Powys County Council state that ‘Opening hours and usage patterns will be reviewed during 2020, to make sure that they meet community needs as far as possible within existing budgets.’  The Society and other representative bodies on the y Gaer Stakeholder Group have emphasised the importance and benefits to both the local community and visitors of opening more days a week, particularly Sunday.  We are hopeful that the case for this can be agreed following the initial opening period, when Powys CC staff and y Gaer volunteers settled in and the overall operational budget is clearer.

y Gaer will be closed over the Christmas period from 25th December and will re-open on 2nd January 2020.


Inaugural exhibition

y Gaer will feature a number of temporary exhibitions every year in its Sir John Lloyd Gallery.  The first exhibition will run from 5th December until 29th February 2020 and will be presented by the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales.  Entrance will be free although donations will of course be welcomed.

The exhibition has been in Reykjavik’s prestigious Nordic House and attracted great interest in the Nordic countries.  The Welsh society sought an equally impressive venue in Wales for a return exhibition and it was agreed that y Gaer would be a suitable host, and that this exhibition would be y Gaer’s opening event.  It will feature works by some of the best-known painters from the Nordic countries as well as distinguished artists from Wales, including HRH The Prince of Wales.   Paintings on display will cover an intriguing diversity of subject matter and different techniques of watercolour. 

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