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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 #214 of 1,153 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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Hope Island, Australia
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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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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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