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The Household Cavalry Museum
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US$10.35*
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Household Cavalry Museum Entrance Ticket in London
Ranked #214 of 1,892 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is a small but interesting museum, at best seen as a part of a visit to the Foot Guards Museum and Buckingham Palace. There is a bit of walking involved (15 minutes to each) to see all three, but it’s doable if the weather is halfway decent. This is the museum of the Mounted Guards, and is the newest and smallest. Still, it’s a nice way to see the ceremonial troops that guard The Queen and other Royals. If you’re lucky, around 11 am you can watch the new mounted guard spell the old mounted guard en route to the Palace for the changing of the guard. Not nearly as crowded but not nearly as involved. Plus, the facade of the Horse Guards buildings is very impressive.

Thank Oberst06
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Really interesting military museum. the audioguide was great - and I believe free. it was amazing being able to see working horses in their stables just next to where you were, There was also fancy dress of the outfits that the household cavalry wear which was great. The artefacts and history of the cavalry is great!

Thank georgia g
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a small but packed museum full of information about the 400+ year history of the Household Cavalry, and makes a great way to round out a day in central London. I recommend trying to combine your visit with the 11am Changing of the Guard on Horse Guards parade (arguably just as interesting and a lot easier to see up close than the much busier Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace), or the 4pm Dismounting Ceremony in the main courtyard just off Whitehall, behind where the two mountied sentries stand guard outside - stake out a spot by around 3:50pm in the courtyard just behind the white lines painted on the ground.

The museum itself has excellent signage, video clips and a great audiovisual guide, as well as an area where you can see directly into the stables where the horses on break are resting; there's also an option for kids to dress up in Household Cavalry uniforms. My boyfriend is very into military history, and he was kept just as happy as I was looking at everything horsey-related. ;)

Overall a very informative and highly recommended place!

3  Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We spent some time in this very informative museum. We opted for the longer audio tour (1 hour) which is excellent and has so much detail. The museum is not that large and could get rather crowded in busy periods.

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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 gone when I came out. It covers the hitory of the 2 senior cavalry regiments of the British Army interesting exhibits and good mix of military and social history.

Thank Eggylegs54
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