Archive for April, 2012

19Apr12

Our War of 1812 Bicentenary event will be taking place Saturday 25th August 2012 until Sunday 26th August 2012. War of 1812 Bicentenary The 41st (Welch) Regiment of Foot served with distinction in Canada during the War of 1812. To commemorate this anniversary, Firing Line. Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier will be hosting […]


In the Footsteps of the 38th (Welsh) Division at Mametz Wood A talk by Major Ian R Gumm TD R Welsh On 1st July 1916 General Sir Douglas Haig launched his great offensive in the Somme region of France in an effort to drive the Imperial German Army back. This was to bec…ome the ‘Bloodiest […]


Due to a Thunderstorm that took place on Thursday 12th April 2012, our museum telephone is currently out of service. If you would like to contact the museum, please try ringing 02920 788370. Similarly you can email us: Curatorial Enquiries: curator@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk Educational Enquiries: education@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk General Enquiries: admin@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank […]


Looking for some Post-Easter fun?!Why not come along and support our Hero rat Weekend. The museum has recently adopted a mine detecting Hero Rat called Blossom. These Rats have an exceptional sense of smell, and can be trained to detect explosives. Unlike metal detectors, they can detect both metal and plastic-cased landmines. Rats provide a […]


Today, the Firing Line Museum was pleased to welcome the British Red Cross who demonstrated their expertise of helping people via Casualty Simulations, a talk about the work of the Red Cross Internationally as well as first aid demonstrations. The event was held as part of the ‘Wounded’ temporary exhibition currently on display at the […]