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Guards Museum, London
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  • Visited here with my sister. After watching the video on entry, you learn a lot about the uniforms and facts about the different sections. There is a timeline of facts and information right up to the ...  more »
  • Collectors of lead soldiers with hand painted uniforms have to see the collection at the museum store. There are collections of entire scenes from medieval, WW1-2, and even modern day campaigns that t...  more »
  • A small museum that traces a large page of history. My 7 year old son has him loved the costumes and the evolution of the weapons over time. Quick Tour: 30-45 minutes
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  • Really interesting. A must for those who like military history. The Guards Toy Soldier Centre / Gift Shop next door is also worth a visit.
  • Great place for history buffs. Tons of information about various time periods in British history.
  • Small museum with nice staff about guards and their history
  • I imagine many tourists stumble across the Guards Museum when they visit Buckingham Palace (it's pretty much next door) but most Londoners, who rarely pass that way (it's not on a bus route or anything), are probably unaware of its existence, which is a shame. It is quite small and it doesn't exactly stand out because it's underground, leaving only the signage and a vintage armoured scout car to draw attention to it. But, if you are interested in history & militaria, it is definitely worth a visit. The museum holds historic artefacts relating to the five regiments of Foot Guards (Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards) and their campaigns. The majority of the collection comprises the uniforms (ceremonial and battlefield), trophies and weapons of the guards dating back to their creation in the 17th century. The highlight for me was the lock and bits of wood & chain blasted from the gate at the fortified farmhouse of Hougoumont right at the heart of the Battle of Waterloo, which was held, just, by the Coldstream Guards.
  • the Guards Museum is very interesting and has a lot of military antiques on display. The shop only offers the usuals memorabilia and is, as mostly in the UK, very expensive