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The Household Cavalry Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Household Cavalry Museum Entrance Ticket in London
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Household Cavalry Museum Entrance Ticket in London
from US$10.67*
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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...more
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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
+44 20 7930 3070
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our (family of 4) first visit to the home of the Household Cavalry, where timing meant that we were there to see the daily changing of the Queen’s Life Guard - full of ceremony and great to see but, after some 15 minutes of the...More

Thank BensMumDad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been a few years ago and enjoyed the museum then and so as I was in London I took my daughter. We timed it perfect and was there to view the guard changing (10:00 hrs Sunday and 11:00 hrs every other day). A great...More

Thank 69RobS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this as I love horses and have been pass it many times on visiting Horse Guards parade, it was def. worth it. The museum explains the founding of these Guards, and how the horses are cared for and what the guards do the in...More

Thank nicolacowan87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum only worth visiting freely with the LondonPass. Having said that, the building itself is worth a look as are the horses, who are seemingly well kept.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a horse mad son, we passed by this place after trying to get a glimpse of Terry's front door. We stopped to say hello to the guard's horse and then popped our head into the grounds of the museum. An awesome place that leads...More

1  Thank baileyhawke
Reviewed 20 August 2018

With the number of well known ‘large’ museums in London it would be easy to miss this smaller, more focussed attraction. With my wife’s interest in horses, we went in on the spur of the moment having noticed the sign while walking through Whitehall. It...More

Thank Isdc1316
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I visited the museum with three friends, shortly after arriving we were fortunate to meet volunteer guide Nick Lee, an extremely personable and knowledgeable guide who was able to do bring the exhibits to life with his narrative. He made sure to take us outside...More

Thank VivianMax
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The Household Cavalry Museum is a fantastic place to visit for anybody of any age there is something for everybody. There are uniforms for the kids to try on - and adults too! You can see into the stables as the Queens Lifeguard go about...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is a great museum. We weren't overloaded with information, so could take in what there was. Children enjoyed trying on clothes. Liked being able to see the real horses and soldiers through the glass.

Thank redfibee1
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I've walked past these gates on and off for 30 years and had never seen them open but there was some kind of display going on and then we found the museum - what a treat! The history was interesting and tied with the old...More

Thank F5704LHangelap
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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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Vincent F
25 April 2018|
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Response from WILDSURFER2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Vincent, that is a very interesting question, might I recommend an ancestry D.N.A kit, I'm sure England will be more than happy to check and confirm, I personally thought it was the missing head of the ' UNKNOWN SOLDIER... More
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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