Household Cavalry Museum

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  • Schedule

    Daily

    Meeting point: The Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX

    April to October: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    November to March: 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Seasonal closures: May 2018

    • Tuesday 8 – closed all day
    • Wednesday 9 – closed all day
    • Thursday 10 – closed all day
    • Friday 11 – UPDATE 04/05: Museum open all day
    • Monday 14 – open 12-18:00hrs
    • Wednesday 16 – open 12-18:00hrs
    • Friday 18 – open 12-18:00hrs
    • Monday 21 – UPDATE 27/04: Museum now open all day
    • Wednesday 23 – UPDATE 27/04: Museum now open all day
    • Saturday 26 – open 13-18:00hrs
    • Tuesday 29 – open 10-14:00hrs
    • Wednesday 30 – open 10-16:00hrs
    • Thursday 31 – open 10-16:00hrs
    Seasonal closures: June 2018

    • Saturday 2 – open 13-18:00hrs
    • Monday 4 – closed all day
    • Tuesday 5 – open 10-14:00hrs
    • Wednesday 6 – open 10-16:00hrs
    • Thursday 7 – open 10-16:00hrs
    • Saturday 9 – open 13-18:00hrs
  • Highlights
    The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place. One of London's most historic buildings. Original 18th century stables Interactive handheld guide available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • Description

    The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place.

    Through a large glazed partition visitors can see the horses in the working stables stalls and at certain times troopers tending to them. Several AV and touch screen presentations give vivid insights into all aspects of the Household Cavalry. Visitors can even try on parts of the uniform.

    Historic setting
    The Household Cavalry Museum sits within Horse Guards in Whitehall, central London, one of the city's most historic buildings. Dating from 1750, it is still the headquarters of the Household Division, in which the Household Cavalry has performed the Queen's Life Guard in a daily ceremony that has remained broadly unchanged for over 350 years.

    The Household Cavalry
    The Household Cavalry was formed in 1661 under the direct order of King Charles II and now consists of the two senior regiments of the British Army – The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.

    Daily Ceremony
    The Changing of the Queen's Life Guard takes place daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am.
    The daily inspection takes place at 4pm.

  • Additional Information
    • Disabled Access: We are committed to ensuring the Household Cavalry Museum is accessible to all visitors. If you have any queries or need any assistance, please ask.
    • No animals, except guide dogs are allowed in the Museum.

    Venue Information:
    The Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX
    Nearest Underground: Charing Cross, Westminster or Embankment 

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