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Guards Museum, London

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4.1/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
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  • A small free museum that gives the history of The Foot Guards- Life Guards, the Blues & Royals, Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards and Welsh Guards, particularly the latte...  read more »
  • Another free exhibition right next to Buckingham palace. As well as the Museum, one must also go to the Chapel - with many of the regimental flags hung on the walls, and crypts for each of the guards ...  read more »
  • Small museum located near Buckingham and Downing Street, from the Churchill war room we went to explore it. We attended two extremely polite men who explained several things to us and to the retreat took us a picture with the hat of the guards.
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  • Great place for history buffs. Tons of information about various time periods in British 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.
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  • Small museum with nice staff about guards and their history
  • Interesting museum
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