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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.

Historic setting
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 King'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.

Daily Ceremony
The Changing of the King's Life Guard takes place daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am.
The daily inspection takes place at 4pm.


Days of Operations: April to October: 10:00am - 6:00pm Monday to Sunday November to March: 10:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday to Sunday Last admission 60min before closing. Planned Closures: Ceremonial Dates (TBC) Marathon Day Easter Friday Christmas Eve – Boxing Day

Venue Information:

The Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX Nearest Underground: Charing Cross, Westminster or Embankment

Please note:

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 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 Interactive handheld guide available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish..
Interactive handheld guide available in English.


Entry to Household Cavalry Museum


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