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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
+44 20 7930 3070
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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

Thank EricRock
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This museum has so much potential but we were disappointed how small it is. We tried to find another door thinking there was more or we could get outside to look at the working stables with the horses but instead we looked through dull plastic...More

1  Thank TractorGirl64
Reviewed 14 October 2017

As this is one of the many museums in London, we were glad to get into this one. Allow yourself time to walk through and see all the exhibits while using the audio tour. Look through and see some of the stables with the beautiful...More

2  Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

It took us until our 3rd visit to London to call in here, and we loved every minute of it. The displays are well done and very informative. The ambience of the museum and the building just add to the experience. The volunteer "on duty"...More

Thank Aidan C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The changing of the guard took place at 11 a.m. and, I was told, takes place every day except in hard rain, but you can call and check. It wasn't crowded, and everyone had a good view. Lots of fun. The museum provided good information...More

Thank MCCanadian
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Both the museum and the changing of the Queen's horseguards every morning are great. Something kids enjoy too and not nearly as crowded as the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.

Thank Shibas3934
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I would recommend somewhere in the region of 90 minutes to visit this well appointed and well laid out museum located at Horse Guards. If possible try to arrange your visit to start or finish with the changing of the mounted guards (this was 1100/1130...More

Thank bexythepirate
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This museum opened around ten years ago. I visited with my youngest son as we saw it was free with the national art pass. It would have cost £7 for me and £5 for my son. It is a small museum with a stable area...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a lovely place to visit. It gives you an indepth insight into the history of this regiment through the years. You can see through into the stables where the soldiers groom their horses. We all have to remember that these soldiers are working...More

Thank ThisIsMyOpinion2
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We loved this. It's only small but we spent quite a while there. There is a viewing window into the stables and if you time it right with the changing of the guard there is lots of activity. There was a craft session on when...More

Thank LouiseYP
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start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
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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