Opening Times & Admission Charges

The Museum is located within Caernarfon Castle in North Wales. 

The Museum is open daily all year round except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The seasonal Opening Hours are as follows:
1st March to 30th June - 0930 – 1700
1st July to 31st August - 0930 – 1800
1st September to 31st October - 0930 – 1700
1st November to 28th February
1000 -1600 (Monday to Saturday)
1100 – 1600 (Sunday)

Admission Charges
Admission to the Museum is free within the price of admission to Caernarfon Castle.

Free on-street parking is available for up to six cars at the front of the castle. A long-stay car park is located at the Slate Quay to the rear of the castle.


Access to the castle entrance is via two sets of steps, or via a purpose built access ramp, which enables wheelchair access from the kerb-side at street level to the castle main entrance. 

The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum is committed to providing access to all groups wherever possible. Housing the museum in a medieval castle provides some unique access challenges. Movement through some parts of the museum will involve negotiating steep steps and narrow walk-ways, which are also open to the elements. As such some areas of the museum are not accessible to wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility. We have recently been able to open wheelchair access to the ground floor of the museum which tells the story of the Regiment in the Second World War and Post-War era.

Assistance Dogs welcome.


Visitor toilets accessible within the castle grounds via 2 flights of metal steps. Regretfully they are inaccessible for wheelchair users.

Local Attractions
Other attractions in the vicinity include Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech Castles, The Welsh Highland Railway and Ffestiniog Railway, The National Slate Museum, Electric Mountain and the Snowdon Mountain Railway at Llanberis, Plas Mawr in Conwy, Port Meirion and Snowdonia National Park.


The closest rail station is at Bangor (10 miles) and the nearest international airport is Manchester (100 miles). 

For an online map with directions for finding Caernarfon and Caernarfon Castle please see below.

Virtual Tour


Contact details

Quality-Assured-2018Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum
The Castle,
North Wales,
LL55 2AY

[T]: +44(0)1286 673362
[F]: +44(0)1286 677042