Household Cavalry Museum – Overview
One of the most splendid sights in London for any visitor to the capital is that of the Household Cavalry undertaking guard duty at one of London’s main tourist attractions.
The Household Cavalry Museum tells the story of the founding and development of the Household Cavalry and how its role changed when horses became outmoded on the battlefield thanks to the development of machine guns, artillery and the metal horse, the tank. It opened in 2007 and fully dedicated to the Queen’s cavalry. Even though the museum is quite small, it offers a lot of information and displays interesting exhibits.
What’s more the Household Cavalry Museum explains through a series of fascinating displays and exhibits what the Household Cavalry’s current function is and how the regiment fulfils its military duties today.
The museum will give you a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look on the planning and structuring of the Royal ceremonies. Also, it will show you the work going in the armoured reconnaissance role of HM The Queen’s Mounted Bodyguard.
There are quiz trails available for children and they have the opportunity to try on parts of the uniform.
The Changing Ceremony of the Queen’s Life Guard takes place daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am (10am Sundays). The Daily Inspection takes place at 4pm at the Front Yard Whitehall.
There is a free audio-visual multimedia guide with MP3 touch screen player in eight languages.
Suitable for people in wheelchairs.
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|Regular Price||With Voucher|
|Children (aged 5-16)||£6.50||£5.20|
|Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children)||£22.50||£18.00|
10am-6pm April to October
10am-5pm November to March
Closed 24th-26th December
Check seasonal closures here
|monday||10:00 - 17:00|
|tuesday||10:00 - 17:00|
|wednesday||10:00 - 17:00|
|thursday||10:00 - 17:00|
|friday||10:00 - 17:00|
|saturday||10:00 - 17:00|
|sunday||10:00 - 17:00|