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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 #235 of 1,096 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore
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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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Cambridge, Canada
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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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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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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

It's very unique, you can see and even try a Calvary full custom and shield, you must have a look there if you are into historical customs.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Guards Museum is a small, niche museum very close to St James’s Park. It details the history of the Grenadier Guards, the Coldstream Guards, the Scots Guards, the Irish Guards and the Welsh Guards (the order is important, as you’ll see when you visit!). There’s a five minute video that you should watch on entry if, like me, you... More

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I had passed Buckingham Palace earlier and could see the Changing of the Guard in the distance. So, after a visit to the Horse Guards Museum at the other end of the Mall, I called in to the museum dedicated to the foot guards of the Household Division. This museum is small but squeezes into a small space a lot... More

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