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The Household Cavalry Museum

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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
+44 20 7930 3070
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US$11 per adult
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Household Cavalry Museum Entrance Ticket in London
US$11 per adult
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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 present a celebration and history of the British Army's senior regiments the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals, who uniquely form Her Majesty The Queen's mounted bodyguard. Open daily from 10am.
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Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX, England
Westminster
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+44 20 7930 3070
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"horse guards"
in 41 reviews
"audio guide"
in 30 reviews
"working stables"
in 11 reviews
"parade ground"
in 8 reviews
"stable area"
in 8 reviews
"love horses"
in 6 reviews
"mounted guards"
in 5 reviews
"viewing window"
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"beautiful horses"
in 4 reviews
"london pass"
in 18 reviews
"british army"
in 4 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"takes place"
in 6 reviews
"buckingham palace"
in 16 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really quite a small museum but it has some interesting exhibits which obviously all relate to the household cavalry’s proudest moments. You can view the horses and the soldiers looking after them. Free audio tour available which adds to the experience. Discounts for...More

Thank Brooke P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's nice but more classic museum like, a bit of storyline, some interaction. We spend about half an hour there.

Thank kelly L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a small museum but was only 8 pounds. You can see some of the horses through a glass window in their stalls. Interesting history of the Calvary.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family paid to get into the museum and realized very shortly after that we had a London Pass that would get us in. When I asked for a refund I was rudely told that was not an option and I would have to "sell"...More

Thank Stacey S
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

We loved visiting and catching the changing of the Guard. You get to see living history and tradition. Amazing military uniforms and Horses. Easy to get to and worth the making sure you don't miss it.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Small museum that details the Horse Guards and their role in London/royal history. Incredible uniforms and hands-on areas for children in addition to a very good audio tour.

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The Household Cavalry Museum is a great little attraction that's well worth taking an hour or so to wander around. Go immediately after the changing of the horse guard and you'll get to see the soldiers untacking their horses after coming off duty as a...More

1  Thank Jason P
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

If like me you're a bit of a history buff, or have a keen interest in all things horse related, or British Militaria, then this great little museum should be right up your street; covering over three hundred years of the Household Cavalry in an...More

3  Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I visited the museum with my Aunt and (guided by her) spent only about 20 mins in the museum. The following day, I visited with my 10 year old son who insisted on the audio tour....the full length audio tour. I was filled with dread!...More

2  Thank Cheshie
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is one of Londons not to be missed attractions. You get an audio guide included in the price. The museum is not large by museum standards, but extremely interesting,and if you happen to be there when the Household Guard come back in after their...More

1  Thank Ron H
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Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
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Vincent F
25 April 2018|
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Response from WILDSURFER2018 | Reviewed this property |
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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taz0407
18 December 2016|
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Response from mary c | 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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