Household Cavalry Museum
- Hear first-hand stories and personal accounts
- View the horses in their living environment
- One of London's most historic buildings.
- See the troopers working in the original 18th century stables
- A great experience for kids young and old, as you try-on the uniforms
- Interactive handheld guide available in English
- 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.
A visit to the museum will allow you to see the troopers tending to the horses in the working stables stalls, although it is a museum, their work continues today. You will be able to try on the official uniforms of the Household Cavalry and the audio-visual and touch screen presentations will ensure that you have an interactive learning experience regarding all elements of working life for both troopers and horses
Dating back to 1750, the Household Cavalry Museum sits within Horse Guards in Whitehall, Central London, one of the city's most historic buildings, just along from Number 10 Downing Street (home to the United Kingdom's Prime Minister). It is the headquarters of the Household Division, in which the Household Cavalry has performed the King's Life Guard in the daily ceremony that has been largely unchanged for over 350 years.
The Household Cavalry
Founded in 1661 under the direct order of King Charles II, the Household Cavalry consists of the two senior regiments of the British Army – The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals. There are two daily ceremonies; The Changing of the King's Life Guard takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday's at 11am. Followed by the daily inspection, taking place at 4pm each day.
A visit to the Household Cavalry Museum is a unique experience. The museum is small, but everything is laid-out in a practical fashion with the high-levels that you would expect from the British Army, thus allowing you to experience the lives of the Household Division as they happen.
The Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX
Nearest Underground: Charing Cross, Westminster or Embankment
April to October: Monday – Sunday 10am - 6pm
November to March: Wednesday – Sunday 10am - 5pm
Last admission 60mins before closing.
- Ceremonial Dates (TBC)
- Marathon Day
- Easter Friday
- 24th - 26th December