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Household Cavalry Museum, London

One of the first regiments in the British Army, the Household Cavalry has long been connected with the tradition and pageantry that comes with protecting the English Monarchy. Their base in London is in Horse Guards, next to Whitehall and St.James’ Park. A small but packed museum depicts the story of the regiment from its inception 350 years ago, which Sarah visited earlier this year to learn more about one of the oldest regiments in the British Army.

Horse Guards

The Household Cavalry

Household Cavalry Museum

Peer Into Working Stables

What is on Display in the Household Cavalry Museum?

Horse Guards Parade

Military History Itinerary of London


The entrance to the museum is on Horse Guards Parade, behind the equestrian statue of Viscount Wolseley.

Nearest Underground Stations: Charing Cross, Westminster and Embankment

Official Website of the Museum
Horse Guards Parade on the Royal Parks website.

Opening Hours

The museum is open daily, except for London Marathon Day, Easter Friday and from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day.

April to October: 10h00 – 18h00
November to March: 10h00 – 17h00

Ticket Prices

Adults: £9.00
Children (5 – 16): £7.00

Groups tours are available for groups of eight people or more, but there is the option of a private tour for smaller groups – details and prices are on the website.


Although you can buy tickets when you arrive at the museum, it is a popular attraction and so it is advisable to book tickets in advance. You can book online on the official website, but take note of refund/cancellations policies set out in the Terms and Conditions. Not only is it cheaper to book a ticket on the Viator website, you can reserve a ticket and pay closer to the time, and are able to cancel up to 24 hours in advance – More Details and Book Online with Viator >>

A visit to the Museum is included in the London Pass.


Besides the two mounted cavalry troopers of The Queen’s Life Guard that are stationed on either side of the entrance arch on Whitehall from 10h00 to 16h00 each day, you may also want to see the following:

Life Guard change on Horse Guards at 10h50 each day except Sunday, 09h50 Sundays
Mounted sentry changes on the hour 10h00 – 16h00
The Guard Inspection daily at 16h00

Archaeology Travel Writer

Sarah Nash

Sarah has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and a Masters degree in Archaeology. Besides an interest in archaeology and history, Sarah is also a travel obsessed bookworm. Given her aim to get her children to be equally interested in history and travel, Sarah started our History with Kids series of articles. Sarah has also written about places and museums to visit in Salisbury and London.

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