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“Very interesting. Recommended.”

The Household Cavalry Museum
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US$10.45*
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Household Cavalry Museum Entrance Ticket in London
Ranked #211 of 1,862 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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 7 May 2018

If like me you're a bit of a history buff, or have a keen interest in all things horse related, or British Militaria, then this great little museum should be right up your street; covering over three hundred years of the Household Cavalry in an audio guide that's included in the price.

Good for the kids too with an opportunity to try on various costumes.

Time your visit to coincide with the changing of the guard.

3  Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I visited the museum with my Aunt and (guided by her) spent only about 20 mins in the museum. The following day, I visited with my 10 year old son who insisted on the audio tour....the full length audio tour. I was filled with dread! How wrong was I.

The audio tour is fabulous and complements the exhibits perfectly. This is a small museum (3 rooms) yet we spent over 2 hours in here, learning all about the Household Cavalry. It was so interesting and informative. Seeing the horses in their stables was an extra treat that make it all so real.

This is one of the best audio tours I've experienced, and it's flexible in case you have less time.

The staff in the shop were fabulous with my son. They chatted to him, asked him questions and shared additional information with him - made him feel so special and proud of himself for learning so much.

We visit a lot of museums and we have high standards. This is ranked joint first in terms of museum experiences for us, Thank you so much. Memories for life.

2  Thank Cheshie
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is one of Londons not to be missed attractions. You get an audio guide included in the price. The museum is not large by museum standards, but extremely interesting,and if you happen to be there when the Household Guard come back in after their ceremony you can watch them unsaddle the horses and clean up after their duties. Well worth a visit along with Buckingham Palace.

1  Thank Ron H
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum around midday on Tuesday last.

There is an audio guide available, with a full tour or 20 minute highlight tour for those in a hurry. I work in a museum and have visited many more out of professional and personal interest. Normally I am not a fan of audio guides, but this one was very well done.

The museum is very well laid out, with a clear structure, that aids the understanding of the material covered. The content of the exhibit is very informative if you have an interest in military history or even vague interest in royal ceremonies.

The stable area is a highlight, with the ability to see into the area where the horses are housed and where the officers prepare for duty. On the visitor side of the glass there are uniforms and helmets to try on. This is a really nice touch. Usually, museums jump at technology when they want to add an interactive dimension to their tour, but this simple touch stood out.

I spoke to a very nice lady in the gift shop, called Christine. She was very helpful, approachable and good ambassador for the museum, as all staff should be in this industry.

3  Thank jdmlm
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Have been trying to get here for ages and was not disappointed
Very helpful staff who can and got us for the daily inspection of the guard
Spent a good hour and a half here, enjoyed all on show and the spectacular changing of the guard

1  Thank Slaphead1234
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