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Guards Museum, London

(4/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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  • View of the stables and live horses of the ceremony, just amazing! Possibility to make wreaths with lots of small diamonds... Fitting of the ceremonial and military outfits. And a space with several rooms on recent and oldest of this regiment activities. Great for the family!
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  • It is closed during all January, but there is a wonderful store in its entrance that sells small iron and plumber casting.  more »
  • We were SO disappointed to find the Guards Museum closed today (Sunday January 8th 2017) There was no mention of this on the website or left as a voice mail when I tried to call. Luckily for us we wer...  more »
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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