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Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Only small but ell worth a visit.

Situated in the grounds of Cardiff Castle this very well displayed small area gives an excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
russell55530
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Bedworth, England, United Kingdom
Great Exhibition

Definitely check this out, don;t pass it by. An interesting look at army gear from the ages. Even... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
CoventryJools
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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 3 weeks ago

Situated in the grounds of Cardiff Castle this very well displayed small area gives an excellent potted history of South Wales infantry and cavalry through the ages.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank russell55530
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback about the Firing Line Museum. The museum has over 300 years of history relating to 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh. We have lots of changing exhibitions and events so I hope you’ll visit us again if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are deciding to visit the museum, that means you are already inside the grounds of Cardiff Castle. There is a lot more interesting to see in the castle than the museum, which I personally would advise you give a miss.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the museum. The Museum, while part of the admission to Cardiff Castle, is in fact an independent charitable museum reflecting 300 years of history relating to the...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Definitely check this out, don;t pass it by. An interesting look at army gear from the ages. Even though you could do this in about 15 minutes, we stayed for about 30.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CoventryJools
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your response. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. While we are an independent charitable museum, a visit to the museum is included in your ticket to Cardiff Castle. keycard holders also can gain free entry to the museum. we...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018

great little museum. Just downstairs from the giftshop. could easily miss it if not on the look out for it

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Don H
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We have a regular programme of exhibitions and events so do pop in to see us again next time you're in Cardiff.

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

A good place to spend 30 minutes or so. Very well looked after exhibits. Spotlessly clean and really enthusiastic staff working.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travesty89
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. It's lovely hearing that people have enjoyed their visits to the museum. We are lucky to have a team who are all very passionate and committed to the work that they do. We have a regular programme of exhibitions and...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 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!!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charlotte R
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, it's great that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. The dressing up area is very popular with all of our visitors. Our staff are very passionate about their work and I'm glad you found them to be so welcoming....More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

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 interstingMore

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mmaxGlasgow
Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. The Firing Line is an independent charitable museum that forms part of the admission ticket to Cardiff Castle. The museum reflects the history of the Welsh cavalry (1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards) and Infantry (The...More

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, 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

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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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