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Guards Museum

Wellington Barracks Birdcage Walk | Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ, England
+44 20 7414 3271
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Wellington Barracks Birdcage Walk | Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever wondered what all those dashing stripes and stars are all about on the cavalry uniform this would definitely be the place to go and see lots of factual arti-facts on war events and historical world changes. and an in-depth meaning in to...More

Thank WILDSURFER2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here 20 years ago and liked it very, very much. I returned this week to see how it had evolved. Museums can be static or change; this one had changed a bit. There are very nice displays of uniforms and such, dating mainly...More

Thank Oberst06
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is close to the Buckingham Palace so we visited it after viewing the changing of guards. It is small but full of display and exhibits. Those who are interested in history and the development of Royal Guards would love it. Admission fee is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Informative displays about the formation and history of the guards. Don't skip the opening video; I found that fascinating and certainly helps to make sense of the many uniforms on display. There follows a number of small rooms all tightly packed with guards paraphernalia, roughly...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent time here as the waiting time for the War Rooms was too long. The museum contains a lot of information and is well laid out taking you through the times We spend nearly a couple of hours and we could have stayed longer....More

Thank Cfcsccc
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My husband wanted to visit here as his brother was in the Grenadier guards. It was really interesting as it describes how each of the regiments ate distinguished in their uniforms & seniority. It is a small museum which is not funded by the government...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This was included in our London pass We started out with headphones and ditched them as most displays also provided information to read We did get to speak to a lovely volunteer who cleans the brass And we had a little bit of fun trying...More

Thank TRACEY E
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

It’s close to Buckingham Palace, but probably gets missed by most tourists. It’s very well done, and gives a personal look at Guardsmen’s lives through the centuries. Big picture history and fine points like the differences between regimental uniform details are clearly explained and illustrated...More

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

To be honest, we only ducked into this venue to get out of the rain. This museum is not funded by the Government or the Lottery in any way. They survive on admissions and donations. It is a very small museum, but provided interesting information...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Seek out this small military museum, a hidden gem and you won't be disappointed. Reception staff were very friendly and keen to share information. An audio is available, included in the entrance cost, £8/adult, which is well worth using as much information is shared and...More

Thank beinna
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Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
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Ann W
3 November 2015|
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Response from Ron H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember there is one just outside the entrance.
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Jan A
4 January 2015|
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Response from Bondies | Reviewed this property |
A bit confused...are you talking about he Guards Museum? as that is where your question has appeared. Thanks.
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