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Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier

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Excellent small museum at Cardiff Castle

Well worth a visit- Welsh military history presented in an accessible way. Particularly liked the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte R
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MAKE HISTORY INTERESTING

I am not a big on history but even I enjoyed this place. It was not too big and has a lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit- Welsh military history presented in an accessible way. Particularly liked the dress up uniform area. Staff were very friendly and helpful also. Recommended!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a big on history but even I enjoyed this place. It was not too big and has a lot of interesting exhibits to make it intersting

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Very well planned and interpreted. As a tourist from abroad, I had no prior knowledge regarding the Welsh military, and found it fascinating and educational.More

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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review. While the museum represents the history of 2 regiments: 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh (and all of their antecedent regiments); we know that the majority of our audiences are global in nature and we...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

A history of the British soldier over several hundred years, complete with weapons, uniforms, war rations, and facts about the soldier and the wars.More

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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for your review of the Firing Line Museum. We are a regimental museum representing over 300 years of history relating to 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards (Cavalry) and The Royal Welsh (Infantry). We have a regular programme of changing events and temporary exhibitions...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

You can tell that a lot of planning and effort has gone into developing this exhibition. There is a huge amount to see and there is a good balance between the text displays and the more interactive elements. Unfortunately, we only had 10 minutes before...More

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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback on the visit. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your time at the museum, albeit a brief period! We have lots of changing events, talks and exhibitions so if you are in the area again do stop by...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited and could have spent hours looking at all off the exhibits, fantastic place and a must if in Cardiff.More

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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We regularly change our temporary exhibitions and have a series of talks and events that we organise at the museum so if you're ever in Cardiff again...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

Simon explained weapons so well-just thought that a sword was a sword but no! All had different methods of dealing with ones enemy-so well explained-thanks. The rest of the Museum was good too-now I know one of the reasons the Welsh company has a goat...More

Thank liz1910
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the sword talk. Simon's talk is excellent and he is able to really bring that history to life. It sounds like you left the museum with lots of knowledge! We have a regularly changing...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Before catching train back to London Just had enough time after doing Castle Tour to see this great museum , & super ,fascinating talk on military swords through the ages 2 guys were brilliant ,demonstrating ,& with nuggets of info !! Origins of men's sideburns...More

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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you so much for your response. Ian and Simon really do deliver the most entertaining of talks. I’m very happy you enjoyed your experience. We are aware of the fact that our signage needs improvement and this is something we are currently looking at...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must as it is very well set out and mixes visuals, history and displays to make the history easy to grasp and interesting .More

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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! As you can imagine, with two Regimental collections to represent (QDG & Royal Welsh), it was quite a challenge to select artefacts and stories for the museum. I’m so glad that you felt themuseum had a clear...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I wasn't going to go, but as it was part of the Cardiff Castle ticket I brought I decided it was worth a look. I especially like the talk on the guns. The two people there were amazing. They were facinating to listen to and...More

Thank CandyToppenmarble
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback. It is always nice to hear from visitors who are engaged by the work that the museum does. It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed the gun talk, we have a variety of talks that we deliver...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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