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The Household Cavalry Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Household Cavalry Museum Entrance Ticket in London
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Household Cavalry Museum Entrance Ticket in London
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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
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank F5704LHangelap
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This is really quite a small museum but it has some interesting exhibits which obviously all relate to the household cavalry’s proudest moments. You can view the horses and the soldiers looking after them. Free audio tour available which adds to the experience. Discounts for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DrP1408
Reviewed 29 June 2018

It's nice but more classic museum like, a bit of storyline, some interaction. We spend about half an hour there.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kelly L
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Quite a small museum but was only 8 pounds. You can see some of the horses through a glass window in their stalls. Interesting history of the Calvary.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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 WILDSURFER2019 | 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 622maryc | 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