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We are located in Brecon town centre, within a few hundread metres of car parking and the canal. The Museum forms part of the barracks and has it’s own entrance just a few metres further along from the Barracks entrance.


Adults £5, Children (ages 5-16) £2

Free admission is granted to Friends of the museum, a carer accompanying a disabled visitor and any children under 5 years of age.

Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00


The museum does not have its own car park, this is due to the building being part of the Brecon Barracks. However, there are many options for parking which are all very close to the museum.  Along the street in front of the museum there are free spaces, or you have the option of The Watton long stay car park.


Our museum galleries are accessible to wheelchair users as it is all on one level with ample space to manoeuvre between displays. We also have an accessible toilet on the premises.


To keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and Welsh government guidance when you visit. If you are showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, we request that you don’t visit, as you may be turned away to reduce the risk to other visitors and staff. No booking required.


We have a small shop at the museum, a small number of gifts and souveniers are available. We have plans this year to expand the shop and make a small selection available online.

Seasonally the museum opens on weekend Saturday 10:30 to 16:00 (Easter until end of September) and Sunday 10:00 to 16:00 (August only)

Please note: last admittance is a half hour prior to closing.

Where We Are

The Royal Welsh Museum is open on  weekdays and seasonally on a weekend. The Museum will also be open on Bank Holiday Mondays (10:00-16:00).

The Museum remains £5 per person. However, to keep you and our staff safe, we have had to reduce the number of people we can welcome on site at any one time.

Your experience at The Royal Welsh Museum will be different from what we can normally offer, but we hope you enjoy. Your safety, and that of our staff, is our priority.

Visitors are required to wear face coverings at our Museum, in line with Welsh Government guidelines and to follow all our safety guidelines while at the Museum, even if you have been vaccinated. We reserve the right to refuse entry to those not wearing a face covering without due cause, for example for health and well being reasons, and to those who flout our other safety guidelines.

We are a charity and every penny we raise supports our work.


Please note, the museum does not permit dogs inside the museum unless they are an assistance dog.

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