Firing Line - Cardiff CastleCardiff
Museum of the Welsh Soldier
The Interpretation Centre
Cardiff CF10 2RB
 
 
The Royal Welsh Regiment is an amalgamation of a number of historic regiments with over 300 years of glorious history. The courageous feats of these regiments are recounted in the Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier in a fabulous new Exhibit called ‘Firing Line’.
 
The Exhibition recalls the history of the Royal Welsh and the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards. It starts with the 18th century infantrymen from South Wales involved in the American War of Independence and details regimental service right up to modern involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
On display are historic uniforms, infantry weapons, coins, medals including several Victoria Crosses, paintings, and interactive exhibits of significant campaigns and battles. Find out about the part played by Welsh troops in the Battle of Waterloo (1815) and in the battle against the Zulus at Rorke’s Drift (1879).
 
All in all, ‘Firing Line’ is a fine tribute to the Welsh Soldier and well worth visiting.
 
Family Histories
Detailed descriptions of the regiments included in the Firing Line display can be found on the Museum’s official website. There are genealogical records and family histories of soldiers who have served in the regiments.
 
If you would like to know more about the Royal Regimentof Wales Museum at Brecon, go to the Museums Menu on this website.
 
Open
All year except 25/26 December and 1 January.
Sundays and Bankholidays: 10:00 – 17:00 hours)
March - October: Monday – Saturday: 09:00 – 17:30 (Last entry 17:00 hours)
November - February: Monday – Saturday:09:00 – 17:00p( Last entry 16:00 hours)
 
Admission Price
Entry is included in your Cardiff Castle admission ticket.
Serving and past members of the British Armed forces can obtain concessionary rates please contact the museum for details on  Tel:   029 2022 9367
 
Disabled Access
The Firing Line Museum has full wheelchair and pushchair access to the museum via the lift located in the Cardiff Castle Interpretation Centre. The exhibition text is also located at a wheelchair friendly height.
 
Please note that the museum has low lighting in order to care for and maintain the collections on display. Access statements are available upon request.
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)2920 873 623
 
Getting There
Firing Line’ is situated within a spacious and airy purpose built environment inside the grounds of Cardiff Castle. Follow the directions on this website for getting to Cardiff.
 
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