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- The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place.
- One of London's most historic buildings
- Original 18th century stables
March to September: 10:00am - 6:00pm
October to February: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Exceptional opening and closing times
24th - 26th December (closed all day)
Wednesday 8th May (State Opening of Parliament): 1 pm - 6 pm
Friday 17th May (Guard Mount 1, rehearsal): 12 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday 21st May (Guard Mount 2 ): 12 pm - 6 pm
Thursday 23rd May (Guard Mount 3): 12 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday 29th May (Guard Mount 4): 12 pm - 6 pm
Thursday 30th May (Guard Mount 5): 12 pm - 6 pm
Saturday 1st June (Major General’s Review): 1 pm - 6 pm
Saturday 8th June (Colonel’s Review): 1 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday 12th June (Beating Retreat Rehearsa): 10 am - 3.00 pm
Thursday 13th June (Beating Retreat Rehearsa): 10 am - 3.00 pm
Saturday 15th June (Queen’s Birthday Parade): 1 pm - 6 pm
Thursday 11th July (Coronation Festival): 10 am - 12 pm
Sunday 10th November (Remembrance Sunday): 1 pm - 5 pm
The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place.
Through a large glazed partition visitors can see the horses in the working stables stalls and at certain times troopers tending to them. Several AV and touch screen presentations give vivid insights into all aspects of the Household Cavalry. Visitors can even try on parts of the uniform.
The Household Cavalry Museum sits within Horse Guards in Whitehall, central London, one of the city's most historic buildings. Dating from 1750, it is still the headquarters of the Household Division, in which the Household Cavalry has performed the Queen's Life Guard in a daily ceremony that has remained broadly unchanged for over 350 years.
The Household Cavalry
The Household Cavalry was formed in 1661 under the direct order of King Charles II and now consists of the two senior regiments of the British Army – The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.
The Changing of the Queen's Life Guard takes place daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am.
The daily inspection takes place at 4pm.
- Disabled Access: We are committed to ensuring the Household Cavalry Museum is accessible to all visitors. If you have any queries or need any assistance, please ask.
- No animals, except guide dogs are allowed in the Museum.
The Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX
Nearest Underground: Charing Cross, Westminster or Embankment
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