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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 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this museum with the family on our recent trip from Australia. The cabinets were full of very interesting items and the audio tour was quite informative. The kids enjoyed trying the clothing on in the horses stables for a bit of fun.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some time between events and found ourselves near this museum and it turned out to be a highlight. We caught the changing of the guard which was great. The museum is not large so easily doable by the whole family and the uniforms...More

Thank mandsmackay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into the british guards and uniforms you will love it. But if you do not know all about it, it looks like a lot of the same without any really clarifying. A lot of small details that are not really connected. Not...More

Thank kelly L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small museum that provides a bit of history of the guards clothing. It has a 5 min video upon arrival and then a small walkthrough area . Just down the streets you can see the guards preparing for the changing of the guards....More

Thank Joann P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little museum charting the history of the Guards and the conflicts in which they took part. Displays are mainly made up of the uniforms through the ages, with a few interesting bits and bobs on the side.

Thank Tom E
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This is a very nice museum. It features the history of the Guard, the different divisions and a lot about how they were each formed. There is also a lot about the meanings of the uniforms and the different markings that they contain. There is...More

1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We stumbled across the Guard’s Museum on the way to Buckingham Palace via St James Park. We didn’t go into the actual museum as we didn’t know it existed when we were there. It was purely by chance that we stumbled across what we did....More

Thank Emsalee12
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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 13 April 2018 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 12 April 2018

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

Thank toylover99
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Ann W
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Response from Joann P | Reviewed this property |
No toilets
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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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