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The Household Cavalry Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Situated at Horse Guards, Whitehall between Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey the Museum lies at the heart of historic London in magnificent mid 18th century vaulted stables. Dazzling displays of uniforms, weaponry and other prized exhibits...more
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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was an incredible experience. Museum is well planned out, right from the first uniforms to the present day. You can observe the horses in their stalls, how they are taken care of etc. Go on time to also catch the changing of the guards behind...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small museum, but you get to see the importance part of the history of the Calvary. The grounds were huge and could see the guards around

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AChee74
Reviewed August 30, 2019

This is a great "living" museum. The audio guide is very good and the history from the beginnings is so interesting. The exhibits are excellent too. You can see the stabled horses through the separating windows and stand by the mounted horses at the entrance.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed August 19, 2019

The Household Cavalry Museum is a small museum but full of interesting memorabilia. The staff are so friendly & ready to answer any questions you might have. There is also opportunity to dress up in different uniforms & helmets. Great fun. The changing of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marbles2214
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Treated a friend to a visit for her birthday. We both are horse riders so have natural association with most things horsey! This museum is a little gem! No it’s not as large as somewhere like the Natural History Museum bit that makes the visit...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

I had never been here before so decided to give it a try. The entrance fee is relatively steep for a small museum and maybe that is why it was not busy. The museum covers all aspects of the history of the regiment from being...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Try to make it for the changing of the guard. Just incredible! The museum is really fascinating and full of historical facts and previous military uniforms. Great for the kids as they can also get involved. You can also view the horses having their saddles...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

Great little museum depicting the history of the Household Cavalry. You can listen on headphones or wander through and read the placards in each of the exhibits. Children can interact by trying on some of the clothing as worn by the soldiers. A small gift...More

1  Thank X2513MRstephenb
Reviewed July 18, 2019

A great museum with lovely artefacts and explanations.The Battle of Waterloo is depicted and explained well.Can see the stables through a glass wall so feel part of the stable yard,nice touch.Gift shop has some nice souvenirs to buy.The building is very picturesque and the whole...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed July 11, 2019

Timing is key if you want to experience the whole thing. There is a changing of the horse guard in the morning and you need to get that time right, if you want to get the full experience seeing the riders and horses "do their...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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Response from 395ally | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you contact the Hyde Park Justice Campaign set up to campaign for bringing the terrorist to justice. They may know.
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Hi Vincent, that is a very interesting question, might I recommend an ancestry D.N.A kit, I'm sure England will be more than happy to check and confirm, I personally thought it was the missing head of the ' UNKNOWN SOLDIER... More
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Response from 622maryc | Reviewed this property |
If you time it with the horse parade at St James 1 hr plus. If you love horses and English history 45 min. You can buzz through in 20. Costumes to try on. Lots to see. Audio tour available. Really nice. Near by pub... More
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