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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it is not a large museum, it was well done. Very informative audio guide. It helped me appreciate the changing of the horse guard more by understanding the history. It was also cool cause you could see the stables for the horses and soldiers...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is in a cool spot. And it doesn’t take long to go through it. The history is pretty fascinating and it’s well worth the time.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Visited the Museum in January with my adult daughter, after having seen the guards change. Had been told you could see the horses inside. Interesting to see the different uniforms and particularly enjoyed the video about the training the lads have with the horses. Took...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Visited here in December with my adult daughter. We did visit the Guards Museum first, but that was shut ever though it said on the webpage it was open. This museum is small for the history of the regiments. But it is still worth a...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Lots of interesting literature and arti - facts, Even a little literature about Napoleon definitely one for those history lovers out there, check it out

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Missed by so many who simply want to see horses standing in guard house but good money for value when reading story of the regiment. First to reconnaissance in wartime, soldiers are highly trained and adaptable to great many situations. There not just a pretty...More

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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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