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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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There’s a couple of options, self guide, 20min audio tour or 1hour audio tour. There’s a charge to get in.
We did the 1 hour audio tour to get a break from the weather.
Very interesting small tour. If you have an interest in the...More
Well presented museum of the Household Cavalry history and the development of their uniforms - the swords, helmets, and breastplates. Have some uniforms available for kids to dress up (although girlfriends seem to be equally attracted). Innovative glass panel looking into the stables next door...More
I've been riding since I was 2 and I have the utmost respect and admiration for these soldiers and their horses. Stop in, read the stories, watch the changing of the Horseguard. There is truly a connection between each horse and rider. And pride! Long...More
The museum's not huge, but there's a lot of insight into the history of the Household Cavalry and the work they find and do. Can try on some of the uniform and see behind the scenes in the stables, and there's a small gift shop...More
Why had we not found this treasure before? Whilst many of the visitors watched the changing of the Horseguard on Whitehall my daughter and I went behind into the museum where we were treated to fantastic history and full information delivered by 2 charming docents....More
Great little museum, but make sure you ask for the audio guide to listen to as you go round. We were not offered them, but noticed others had them, so decided to ask. Jolly glad we did ask, as would have been very boring otherwise.
I first visited when it was just opened. It is an interesting museum ,well designed with plenty of audio visual displays.There is a lot of information provided by the plethora of exhibits. Much to my surprise I was in the museum for (0 minutes. Price...More
Hubby organised this surprise for me as my Dad used to be in the Household Cavalry. He was a lifeguard (white plume) & I got to see what he did & how they looked after the horses & what they had to do. Also to...More
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
highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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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
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 ' who is buried in WESTMINSTER ABBEY, until I read through the literature that they have in the museum but they insist that that is Shaws skull, weather your related to him or not that is all down to you to find out,I would say that it is a possibility that you are many soldiers from that time used to travel all over Scandinavia Greenland Canada, who knows, get a d.n.a kit and check it out, and if you are let me know, and we can meet up for a drink when you come and collect your earnings,,, 'lol'
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
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 Westminster Arms good food. Also nearby is one of the coin bike rentals. And st james park. Really nice. Enjoy