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28th March 2003Best place in the UK to see artifact from Rokes drift battle?
By jock
Wheres the best place to visit in the UK to see items of interest from the Rorkes drift battle ?
Is there a good museum dedicated to the memory of Rorkes drift ? where can we see
actual weapons e t c ?
thanks .
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28th March 2003Andy Lee
Jock

You must go to the SWB/RRW Museum at Brecon - really good.

Andy
28th March 2003Peter Critchley
Hi Jock,

For a good idea of the sort of material the museum has, you might want to have a look at http://www.rrw.org.uk

All the best,

Peter
28th March 2003Clive Dickens
Hi Jock
I n the UK undoubtedly the museum of the RRW at Brecon if you go to
28th March 2003Clive Dickens
Sorry I will start again
Jock
In the UK undoubtedly the museum of the R.R.W. at Brecon if you go to the Royal Enineers at Chatham they have a little on Lt Chard VC and if you get to South Africa then Talan museum in Dundee is quite good if only small.
Clive
28th March 2003James Garland
Jock,
Brecon is the best place to see artifacts from Rorkes Drift but another place to see some items is The National Army Museum in Chelsea, London. It's right next to the Chelsea Pensioners home. Apart from the Zulu War stuff it is also a huge museum well worth a visit especially if you go when they hold one of their Zulu War days.

James
29th March 2003Clive Dickens
Jock
James is quite correct The National Army Museum is just brilliant dealing with the British army through the ages and it also has a very good shop and cafe I have spent whole days in this museum and still not been able to take evrything in there is no enterance fee they do like a voluntry contribution but it is such a brilliant museum who could object .
Clive
30th March 2003Barry Iacoppi N.Z.
As one who lives on the other side of the planet Id like to know where I could see pictures of genuine R.D. artefacts. A trip to the U.K. is on the cards but it would be nice to see some pictures beforehand.
7th April 2003jock
Thanks to everyone who replied to my post ,
Ill visit the R R W in Brecon as soon as i can .
The chelsea Museum sounds really good too ..
Many thanks to you al for your help .

jock