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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the smaller museums but well laid out and very informative. Excellent idea to wow visitors to see into the working stable.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by accident and was very impressed by the size of the parade ground! Went into the museum and was well impressed by what these men have to go through before a parade and still have to attend to their duties as a...More

1  Thank Rick H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is just off the parade grounds so easy to see when you come for one of the guard changes. Lots of details, free listen and learn audio devices, a nice gift shop with pleasant helpful staff. Well worth your time.

Thank Californiac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids loved this gem of a museum! I have two kids under the age of 8 and they were able to try on dress up clothes and see horses. The museum is relatively small but perfect for their short attention spans.

Thank RavensJewels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited here in Thursday,didnt even know it was here,but well worth a visit...kids can try on the uniforms and actually see soldiers getting their horses ready for duty ...lots of history and old uniforms definately worth a visit

Thank guycc1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here on a wet day and enjoyed learning about the history of the household cavalry. We found out things we never knew before. This is a small museum but if you take the time walking and reading the information or listening on audio...More

Thank Bryan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

covered the history of the Household cavalry, on display were items of uniform and equipment. visited using London pass so can't say if value for money or not.

Thank RogerMurphy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Tony H
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