Visit: The Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England
Head inside the Household Cavalry Museum in London with your entrance ticket, and then browse the extensive museum at your own pace. Open since 2007, the exhibition showcases the history and role of the Household Cavalry — a senior corps formed of the Life Guards and Blues and Royals regiments.
Formed during the reign of King Charles II in the 17th century to act as the king’s protection, the Household Cavalry now has multiple tasks; while best-known for its ceremonial duties guarding Buckingham Palace, the regiment also fulfills a reconnaissance role and assists in combat duties on the front line of battles around the world.
Explore the 18th-century former vaulted stables, and learn all about the Household Cavalry’s close association with the British Royal Family while browsing the museum’s impressive collection of rare military exhibits. High-profile members of the royal family, such as Prince Harry and the Queen, are currently part of the regiment and Prince William also served within it. Read first-hand accounts about the soldiers’ rigorous training schedules, see pictures from battles, and learn about units deployed in active service as international peacekeepers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Look into the working stables of the Queen’s Life Guard through a glass screen and see today’s troopers working with their horses. If you want, try on parts of the regiment’s uniform and pose for a photo! Make use of a state-of-the-art handheld multimedia guide as you walk around, and enjoy a greater insight into the history and accomplishments of the elite Household Cavalry.
Many people find two hours sufficient to look around the museum, but your ticket enables you to spend as long as you like inside. There are no cafes on site, but there is an extensive gift shop if you wish to shop for souvenirs and postcards.
Horse Guards Parade, London
Museum opening hours:
April 1 to October 31: 10am to 6pm daily
November 1 to March 31: 10am to 5pm daily
Last admission is 45-minutes before closing time
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What a good visit, very interesting. With the use off a head set you can follow what ever you want too in any order, I would recommend them. Sometimes you can see soldiers prepareing their horses in the stable, through a glass partition. There is a lot of interesting history to the Household Calvery, not a very big museum but well worth the visit.
inexpensive and informative
Very interesting history.
Visit London’s Household Cavalry Museum and browse an impressive collection of combat and regal artifacts at leisure! Celebrating the history, achievements and duties of the British Army’s most senior horseback regiment, the museum is crammed to the rafters with rare military memorabilia and information. Learn of the regiment’s close links to the British Royal Family, try on the soldiers’ uniforms and see present-day troopers at work with their horses through a glass viewing partition. The entrance ticket allows you to spend as you like inside the exhibition.