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Guards Museum

Wellington Barracks | Birdcage Walk, London SW1E, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
020 7414 3271
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Ranked #251 of 1,111 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Visited this museum with a very open mind and must say how impressed we were with this small museum within Wellington barracks that tells the story and history of the guards and their role within the British army The two Chelsea pensioners where great thanks gents Well worth a visit the walk down and watch the changing the guards

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the place for you! As with any place I visit, I like to read everything to learn the most I can, however the kids were a little bored. Kids are able to dress up in the uniforms which was pretty cute. This is in a great location, very close to buck palace, Churchill war rooms, and 10 downing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A very interesting museum. I liked the opportunities to observe the behind the scenes support for the monarchy.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

cheap entrance fee and concessions for senior and ex forces, all current serving hm forces entry is free lots of medals, around 15 Victoria Crosses, many displays and helpful staff and isn't too large so doesn't involve lots of walking venue is also handy for St James park, buckingham palace and churchill war rooms

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Excellent museum telling the story of the Guards regiments. Plenty of paraphernalia to see but annoyingly we're not allowed to take photographs of the inside. A must visit for any military history buff. The entrance is located just next to the Guards Chapel and on the far end of Wellington Barracks further away from Buckingham. Do stop by the museum... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Maybe if you're into guards or war. I don't understand why we couldn't take pictures in the museum. Some interesting war related artefacts and pretty informative displays regarding King Charles II.

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Cambridge, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It's very small, but it's a great little museum. Very interesting to see how things changed over the years. Loved seeing all the uniforms. Definitely worth going to.

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Copacabana, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A friendly welcome from 'Old Timers' and then a history lesson, and if you are in the slightest bit interested in Military history, this is a place you must visit. There is an optional introductory short video, and then you are free to roam, it is a shame photography is not allowed, but you have your memories. There are Guards... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

An interesting museum, easily missed. Put it on your intinery if you are interested in British history. Nice section on VC winners. Everything is behind glass, nothing hands on, but that doesn't stop it from being a good way to spend an hour.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We have walked past the museum many times, but this time decided to go in. We were so glad we did! This place is full of such interesting and emotional artifacts, it made me proud to be British. The man on duty, Ken, was in the guards and had so much of interest to tell us. He was obviously very... More

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