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The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum

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Address: 7 Castle Ditch, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, Wales
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+44 1286 673362
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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The Museum is housed in two towers of Caernarfon Castle. In it you will...

The Museum is housed in two towers of Caernarfon Castle. In it you will find a wealth of exhibits, supported by film, sound and models, telling the story of over 300 years of service by Wales' oldest infantry regiment in peacetime and in war.You can learn how the Regiment won 14 Victoria Crosses and hear the words of the famous writers who served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

                   

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So much of interest in such a small space

was so so pleasantly surprised by how fascinating and well done the history was. And the woman running the place was not only very knowledgeable but so enthused and interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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SD, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

was so so pleasantly surprised by how fascinating and well done the history was. And the woman running the place was not only very knowledgeable but so enthused and interesting to listen to ... Love it when one can get so engaged in something local and enjoy it immensely.

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for excellent review. So pleased you enjoyed your visit! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative and we'll documented history of the regiment beginning to date. Campaign history, weapons and uniforms

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving us such a great review. So glad you really enjoyed your visit. More 

Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent hours reading and seeing through the history was fabulous well worth taking time to visit there are lots of stairs difficult if you have problems walking

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. Agree the stairs can be challenging! Wish Edward 1st had invented lifts for the sake of my knees! Very pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to visit within Caernarfon Castle . Plenty of History here .So glad I went there .Doesn't have any interactive displays but sometimes that isn't a bad think . I would stayed a lot longer than I did .....Only because of time and leaving for home but a excellent place to visit

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much James. Great review. Do come back and say hello and maybe spend more time with us. We are open all year but for longer hours in the summer months. More 

Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Anyone, whether a veteran or not cannot fail to be impressed by the courage and sacrifice of those who served with this legendary British Infantry Regiment. A visit to this outstanding museum should be compulsory.

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your excellent review. Hope everyone takes your advice and come to visit us! More 

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I visited the castle in November and also the museum ,possibly the finest military museum I have visited , was the premier infantry regiment with over three hundred years of history before disbandment , well presented and what a location in the towers of the castle

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Located inside castle on 3 different levels. Stairs etc but not difficult. Displays give good insight into this Regiment's history. Not much on present associations / role. Splendid uniforms through the ages. Helpful staff on hand. Kids stuff too.

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A great museum, inside Caernarfon Castle. Situated just opposite the entrance, and free to get in (although donations are I'm sure welcome to help with costs) this is one of the best regimental museums around. Friendly, helpful staff, regular 'special events' - one of my favourite places. Dont miss it!

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoy your visits and our special events. More 

pontypridd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

very interesting it gives the history of the RWF right from the start. very good displays with paintings photos and dummies. also shown are the weapons that have been used by the troops.

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a superb example of a Regimental Museum - the layout and design is very involving and gives a great overview of the history of the regiment with lots of personal touches. There are plenty of artifacts and uniforms to show the evolution of soldiering through the years.

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Shirl W, Manager at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent and very complimentary review. We are great fans of our Museum but it is so nice to hear that others think so too. Thanks. More 

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