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Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier

Cardiff Castle Grounds, Cardiff CF10 3RB, Wales
+44 29 2078 8598
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I was impressed

I did not know about this until I bought my ticket.It rained the day I visited the castle so I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff M
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Danville,Il.
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A little hidden gem

Buried in the basement of the Interpretation centre, it would be easy to miss this attraction... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gizmo2brian
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Somerset
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Firing Line, Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier is highly innovative and interactive in providing access to the proud and distinguished service of 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh, which stretches over 300 years and continues in Afghanistan today. An Independently run Museum located in Cardiff Castle, we aim to preserve past and present history for future generations to understand why ordinary people are prepared to do extraordinary things and carry out outstanding acts of bravery. Admission to the Firing Line Museum forms part of admission to Cardiff Castle. The Firing Line Museum is fully accessible with wheelchair and pushchair access to the museum via the lift located in Cardiff Castle Interpretation Centre. Our exhibition text is also located at a wheelchair friendly height. A family friendly cafe is located within the Interpretation Centre.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not know about this until I bought my ticket.It rained the day I visited the castle so I visited this part between showers.I am glad I did.good display and information. If it was a nice day I would not have seen it.More

Thank Jeff M
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, I'm really pleased that you visited us and that you enjoyed your time at the museum. The Museum Management team are currently working on ideas for improved signage at the museum so that we can make sure that more people...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buried in the basement of the Interpretation centre, it would be easy to miss this attraction within an attraction. Entry to Cardiff Castle includes entry to this fascinating little museum which details the history of the Welsh regiment. There are loads of artefacts, collections of...More

Thank gizmo2brian
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you had enjoyed your visit to the museum so much. The Firing Line is the museum of the Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh (and all of their antecedent regiments), highlighting the contribution...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

You can see: Excibits from the Victorian times, the first and second world war and post 1945. Also an excellent selection of medals from Waterloo to the present dayMore

Thank antonis k
FLCurator, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your feedback, we're really pleased that you enjoyed the museum and its exhibition of artefacts spanning over 300 years. We have a regularly changing programme of exhibitions, events and activities so please be sure to visit us again soon next time you're in...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

So much to see, so much to do. If your visit to Cardiff includes the castle, and really how can one go to Cardiff without a trip to Cardiff Castle, then reserve a bit of time to venture around this lovely military museum; most interesting,...More

Thank yankeefan730
FLCurator, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your review. The Firing Line Museum is an independent charitable museum of the Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh. Entry to Cardiff Castle also includes a visit to the Firing Line Museum. For residents of Cardiff or people who work in...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

So much to see in such a small space. The exhibits cover the history of Welsh army units from the time they started fighting for the English. The artefacts are mainly uniforms, medals and equipment with comprehensive labelling supplemented by information boards covering the history...More

Thank Thoresway
FLCurator, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for your incredibly detailed review, it's always great to hear from our visitors. I am really pleased to read that you had enjoyed your visit. I hope that if you are in the area again, you will visit us again as we have...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We took our grandchildren to Cardiff Castle and at the end of the trip before we left the Gift Shop went through the Firing Line. Glad we did it was the best part of the castle visit. It was great for the grandchildren to try...More

Thank JonathanSuch2013
FLCurator, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. The Firing Line is an independent charitable museum but we form part of the overall admission ticket to Cardiff Castle. We have a regular programme of talks, events and exhibitions so please do come again if you're in...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

We were most impressed with the layout, there is so much to see here and the layout makes it easy to follow time lines a most enjoyable experience. There are much larger spaces that could well follow what has been done here. Well done to...More

1  Thank Barbara H
FLCurator, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Barbara Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is always heartening for us to hear such positive feedback about the work that we do at the museum, and to also hear that our visitors leave with positive experiences and memories of their...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Cardiff recently and spent time at Cardiff Castle and this Museum which is built into the Castle walls and is close to the entrance. Entry to the museum is included in the ticket price for the Castle and is really...More

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Reviewed 7 June 2017

very interesting follow footprints to get the most out of exhibits very helpful guide a must for welsh guards enthusiasts .For kids there is dressing up for themMore

Thank Laurence R
FLCurator, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thanks for your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We're an independent charitable museum within the castle reflecting 300 years of history relating to 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh, and their antecedent regiments. We...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A small museum boasting historical memorabilia and even dress up! It's very interesting and run by volunteers with a passion. Available to schools as well as members of all public. Well done to all involved.More

Thank Sarah F
FLCurator, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review of the museum, it was great to hear that you had enjoyed your visit. The museum is an independent charitable museum and all feedback is used to improve the services that we offer the public. Do visit us again if...More

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SueinSanFrancisco
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Hi. You have sent this email to the Firing Line Museum, which is based at Cardiff Castle. There is an information desk at Cardiff Central station. Tell them the name if your hotel and they should be able to help you find... More
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