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Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier

Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB, Wales
+44 29 2078 8598
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Wonderful for History Buffs

A history of the British soldier over several hundred years, complete with weapons, uniforms, war... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margo9876
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Insight into military history

You can tell that a lot of planning and effort has gone into developing this exhibition. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PebbleL
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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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

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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

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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

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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 10 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

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Reviewed 9 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 10 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

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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

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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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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This is a interesting museum but it is very detailed. I like my military history but it was a bit too detailed for me so I didn’t see all of it. I very much enjoyed the Rorkes Drift stuff !

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This was a nice walkthrough as part of my tour of Cardiff castle. There was a very friendly staff member to give extra information as we walked through. He pointed us toward an american regimental colors captured in our home state of Michigan. He was...More

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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you for your comment giving feedback on your visit to the Firing Line Museum. It is always pleasing to hear that our staff have helped make your visit enjoyable. We have a changing programme of events and exhibitions. I hope that you will visit...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Found this little gem as we went into the gift shop just prior to leaving the castle. Really interesting to read the regimental history, especially moved by the stories of the VC recepients of Rourke's Drift and stories of the charge of the Light Brigade....More

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Rachel S, Museum Curator at Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you for your kind comments providing feedback on your visit to the Firing Line Museum. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the museum and the history that it represents. Please do visit us again soon next time you’re in Cardiff.

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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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