The Household Cavalry Museum, London

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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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  • We happened to walk by at 11 and watched the guards change. As there was a long line to get into the Churchill war rooms, we went to the Calvary museum. It was small but interesting. We watched the gu...  more »
  • This is a great museum with access from Horse Guards Parade. It covers some 350 years of history of the Household Cavalry, the two most senior regiments of the British Army. And at 10.55 am you can wa...  more »
  • The Household Cavalry Museum is a very small museum, which covers the regimental history as well as the basic history of the building. If you are interested in regimental history and horses then I am ...  more »
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  • Great little museum right on horse guards parade. Not to expensive with a wonderful insight into the history of the guards. Some great exhibits inside and some great info/stories associated. Kids (mine)didn't really enjoy it but when you come out of the door your in the best position to watch changing of the guard.
  • Great insight into the history of the horse guards. You also get a chance to see them at work looking after their gear and horses.
  • Only a small museum but interesting displays. You get an electronic guide that tells you about the exhibits - I'd recommend using this as its very interesting but does repeat a lot of what is on the display cards. Took about 75 mins in all. Try and time to coincide with the cavalry getting ready to ride to Buckingham palace (was at 11.30 the day we were there - not sure if it's the same every day). Very reasonable entry cost.
  • If you're into the history of royal horses and guardsmen then this is worth a visit. Quaint little museum.
  • A smaller museum but worth a visit, especially if you have the London pass.

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