The Household Cavalry Museum, London

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  • August 14, 2017
    One of the smaller museums but well laid out and very informative. Excellent idea to wow visitors to see into the working stable.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Found this place by accident and was very impressed by the size of the parade ground! Went into the museum and was well impressed by what these men have to go through before a parade and still have to...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The museum is just off the parade grounds so easy to see when you come for one of the guard changes. Lots of details, free listen and learn audio devices, a nice gift shop with pleasant helpful staff....  more »
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  • Great place to visit went last year kids loved it going again tomorrow looking forward to it
  • We arrived at the entrance at 5:13 iPhone time knowing that the latest admission is 5:15. Then we were told by one of the receptionist that it's already past 5:15 and we were late for the admission and the time on our phone is a mistake. The ironic thing is that one minute after we went out disappointed, we heard the bell of the very building they are in rang the 5:15. Finally we got into but the other receptionist said because there's not enough time for us to finish the audio guide so we couldn't have one. Again we got the audio guide which we deserve. So as a conclusion we showed up at the right time and place but were rejected twice for different ridiculous reason.
  • The courtyard itself is well worth a look in (since it's free), even if you're not a tourist. The horses and guardsmen are all really friendly. If you encounter a member of the Household Cavalry while they're not on official duty (such as if you're lucky to be there on a social/promotional event), then they are all really splendid, genuine, heartwarming, and friendly people. This is the unit that form the guards in front of Buckingham Palace, so the people that do this job are happy to talk about how it works, what they do, etc etc. There is a museum on site giving the history of the unit in general as well as outlining it's modern day duties. Well worth a visit.
  • Those who are in army will definitely enjoy. But interesting for all.
  • Go if you can find a discount. The National Rail Days Out Guide (a must have by the way) had this museum in it so for about £3 each we got to learn about the history of the Life Guard and Blues and Royals regiments that are tasked with protecting the Queen (amongst other things). There were interesting insights into the ceremonial duties of today and how they relate to the military duties of the past and an opportunity to have a peek at the horses stationed next to the museum. If you want, you can try on various helmets and bits of uniform although most look like they've seen better days. Make sure to come outside for 11am to see the changing of the guard (10am Sundays).

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