The Household Cavalry Museum, London

4.3
#57 of 255 in Museums in London
With a proud tradition of over three centuries

service as a bodyguard to the Sovereign, and made

up of the British Army’s two most senior regiments,

the Household Cavalry sits at the very heart of the cultural and military heritage of Britain. The Regiment’s rich history stretches back

to 1660, from descendants of King Charles II’s Life

Guards and the Earl of Oxford’s ‘Blues’. Since then

it has forged a tradition, ethos and reputation for

excellence and professionalism, whether it is for

State Ceremonial duties, or the British Army's operational requirements.

Every Household Cavalry soldier is first and

foremost a fighting soldier, and uniquely in the

British Army, the Household Cavalry use their

qualities to excellent effect by combining their role

in armoured fighting vehicles with the mounted

State Ceremonial role. It is this flexibility that has

allowed us to remain at the forefront of the combat

operations of today, whilst still maintaining the

highest standards and strong traditions of the past.
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  • Was an incredible experience. Museum is well planned out, right from the first uniforms to the present day. You can observe the horses in their stalls, how they are taken care of etc. Go on time to al...  more »
  • Small museum, but you get to see the importance part of the history of the Calvary. The grounds were huge and could see the guards around  more »
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  • Must see if you are a horse person or interested in cavalry. Lots of information on Waterloo and nice exhibits that help to personify the action. They have a glass wall that allows you to view into a working stable and a fun dress up area where you can try on the various uniforms to get a feel of for the weight of them. It is very well done and a good place to watch the changing of the Horse Guard and still have time to go down and see the last half of the changing of the guard at Buckingham palace. You can get very close to the action at the Household Cavalry and get a good spot without having to wait in the sun for an hour. Watch it for 5 or 10 min the walk down the Mall to Constitution Hill by the Canada Gate and see a great view of the end of the Buckingham Palace Change. This is especially good if you have little kids or just don’t want to stand in the sun in a crowd.
  • Great place to visit before changing of the guards. Gives a good history of the household cavalry, with good displays and information, theres old uniforms to try on and you can view the horses in the stables being prepared for duty. Well worth a visit and prices are good too.
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