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Guards Museum

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A small but interesting look at the history of the Guards. The museum houses many interesting and historical items, is well presented and the introduction video is well made. Just one minor drawback, there are no toilets! If you need to go there are public...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Traveller75490
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Guards Museum houses a stunning collection of artifacts from the five regiments of Foot Guards namely Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards as well as the two regiments of Household Cavalry. Charged with The Sovereign and Royal Palaces, I highly recommend a visit...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

This is a small museum at Westminster providing a fascinating insight in to the history of the Regiment. We had a great chat with one of the guides about the Guards formation and their current status. Well worth the small entrance fee.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JandNMc
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We visited the museum today and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.From the start, Tony, on the door was friendly and knowledgeable.He knew loads about the Guards and being a militaria collector like myself, we shared a common interest which made the whole experience much better.He also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed 14 November 2018

You can see a lots of uniforms, equipments about the guards. Staff are retired army men, so they can tell you interesting facts, stories etc. No photos.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank doralaci
Reviewed 27 October 2018

informative and interesting. enjoyed everything from the introductory video, explaining how to distinguish the various regiments. to the Schellenburg model and the collection of surgeons tools.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a very well set out and informative museum about British military history. The exhibits trace the history of the regiments. You can walk through here at your own pace and take it all in. A real bonus is that if you want to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kerog
Reviewed 16 September 2018

On Sept 9, 2018 I went to see Buckingham palace. It was a mad house! Throngs of people, much like myself, standing outside the palace gates taking pictures. To be honest, it was somewhat of a disappointment. On my way to my next destination, Churchill's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jwardanderson
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Visited here after reading that it was good, but was surprised that it was cash only to pay for admission, so had to go to the toy soldiers shop to get ticket for the museum, also there is no photography allowed in side the museum...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nicolacowan87
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Squeezed in a quick visit here during a recent 4 day whistle stop trip to London. This place is a must for all those that love all things military history right to the present day with the regiments that serve our Country and protect our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ann W
3 November 2015|
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Response from joannp653 | Reviewed this property |
No toilets
Ann W
3 November 2015|
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Response from ronh478 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I can remember there is one just outside the entrance.
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.