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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
Westminster
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Being intersted in military history and finding the queues at the War Rooms too long I watched the guard changing on Horse Guards then found this museum tucked away in the corner. Only a small museum but I found the best part of two hours...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We happened to walk by at 11 and watched the guards change. As there was a long line to get into the Churchill war rooms, we went to the Calvary museum. It was small but interesting. We watched the guards bring their horses in and...More

Thank cincifoodie
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a great museum with access from Horse Guards Parade. It covers some 350 years of history of the Household Cavalry, the two most senior regiments of the British Army. And at 10.55 am you can watch their Changing of the Guard. You can...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The Household Cavalry Museum is a very small museum, which covers the regimental history as well as the basic history of the building. If you are interested in regimental history and horses then I am sure you will find it interesting and value for money....More

Thank callumx
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Arrived just in time to see the regular changing of the Guard at the front gate. Stayed to see the detailed changing of the Guard where the entire Guard contingent on their horses is changed. Lots of pomp and circumstance, but took a little longer...More

Thank BoogieBahnGrandad
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Nice little museum and you can even see the stables through the glass. Interesting as it has all of the history, even the tragic Hyde park bombing information. If you have any interest in horses it’s definitely worth a visit.

Thank goafishing
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Popped in here on a Saturday afternoon, Tucked away behind where the ‘guards’ are just off Whitehall £8 for an adult which wasn’t to bad a price Quite small but very interesting museum, free audio guide Worth a visit

Thank Littletk
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Visited this place recently. There's so much history in this relatively small museum - good audio guide, lots of interesting information and you can try on some of the uniforms and get some great pictures as a souvenir of your visit. Some poignant moments in...More

Thank Shane S
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

A couple years ago my wife and I greatly enjoyed the museum and the ceremony daily at 1600. This year we greatly enjoyed the changing of the horse guards. We were curious exactly how the horse guards change position and what was involved with the...More

3  Thank letsgo000
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We decided to see the long version of the tour on the audioguide which was to take an hour. At 10.50 we were just less than halfway round and we found the guards were getting ready to do the Changing of the Guard outside the...More

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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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taz0407
18 December 2016|
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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
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