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The Household Cavalry Museum

Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
+44 20 7930 3070
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Situated at Horse Guards, Whitehall between Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey the Museum lies at the heart of historic London in magnificent mid 18th century vaulted stables. Dazzling displays of uniforms, weaponry and other prized exhibits present a celebration and history of the British Army's senior regiments the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals, who uniquely form Her Majesty The Queen's mounted bodyguard. Open daily from 10am.
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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
+44 20 7930 3070
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A wonderful little museum tucked away in on Whitehall. It's not massive but the museum manages to cram in exhibits on the whole history of the Household Cavalry. The fact you can see into the stables and see the soldiers working with the horses as...More

Thank EmmaRevell92
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just the right size of a museum. Great exhibits and displays on the tack (saddles, bridles and harnesses) and uniforms used by the Lifeguards (red uniform guards) and the Royals (blue uniforms). There are even some live horses in their stalls. Other displays on the...More

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We attended Horesguards in Whitehall at 11:00 hours to see the changing of the guard. This in itself was very stirring and worth the effort of getting there. If you go, make sure that you get a position near to the arches that lead through...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Changing of the Horse Guards was very interesting as was the museum. A little gift shop with interesting items. A nice little stop among the many attractions in this area.

Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited this little museum last year and thought we would have another look while we were in London. We found the history of the soldiers protecting our Queen very interesting. We visited the gift shop before leaving and bought some souvenirs to take...More

5  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Household Cavalry Museum on Horse Guards is a good place to stop and learn about the duties of the Household Cavalry Regiment in its role of honoring the monarch.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Full of history and a chance to view the stables of active troopers and their horses. Trying on the uniforms has to be done. Incredibly hot and heavy. Hats off to the boys on parade!

Thank jax454
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My wife and I spent about an hour here learning about the unit and there function in history and how it has evolved to todays modern warfare, make sure you do the audio tour, it's free when you've purchased your entry ticket, there are also...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Really interesting little museum. Timed it right to watch the changing of the guard and bringing the horses in. Fascinating little place.

1  Thank HolidayCaro
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We had an hour spare during our recent trip to London and as we had a £10 days our Tesco voucher we decided to use it here. The museum isn't very big however if you tie the visit in with the changing of the guard...More

2  Thank Daveygrohl
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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Response from mary c | Reviewed this property |
If you time it with the horse parade at St James 1 hr plus. If you love horses and English history 45 min. You can buzz through in 20. Costumes to try on. Lots to see. Audio tour available. Really nice. Near by pub... More