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Guards Museum

Address: Wellington Barracks | Birdcage Walk, London SW1E, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
Phone Number: 020 7414 3271
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Ranked #166 of 923 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the museum after taking photos at Buckingham Palace. A pleasant walk through the park brought us to the Guards Museum. The museum had special meaning as my father had been in the Grenadier Guards many years ago, so it was important to me for my children to visit and learn a bit about the history of the guards.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Fab museum near Buckingham palace. Great to learn the history of the different guards and the differences between them. Reasonably priced to get in and a lovely couple of hours! Be warned though there are no toilet facilities although it is only a three minute walk across the park to public toilets.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

I've visited London several times without ever visiting the Guards Museum. What a mistake! This small, living museum is 1/2 block away from the Churchill War Rooms (same side of the street) and provides a wonderful overview of the Guards work - both ceremonial and militarily. There is an audio guide, video displays, uniforms and other interesting items. In addition,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Lovely displays - very interesting and informative displays. The staff were very good at answering any questions you may have. A must for those interested in this subject. Reasonable entrance fee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

An outstanding museum. Would liked to have gone back again to look at the exhibits in more detail. A proud history of the Guards regiments which showed their courage and bravery.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited this attraction on our London Pass - allow about an hour to visit. It was interesting to see how the Guards uniforms and weapons have changed over the years. If you like toy soldiers - this is the place to get them. The gentleman at the entrance was only too happy to answer any questions we had.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This museum has a definite volunteer feel about it, which is not a bad thing. It makes it feel more personal, starting with the opening video not working and the attendee (a veteran of the guards) providing the talk instead, which I think is actually the better option. And the personal continued with the displays, so many of the items... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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