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The Household Cavalry Museum

The Household Cavalry Museum allows people the chance to see history in action as troopers work with their horses in the original 18th century stables. The museum can be found in the Horse Guards in Whitehall and the famous Household Division dates back to the 1750. The Queen’s Life Guard go about their daily duties while onlookers stand behind a glazed partition enjoying the ceremonies and actions of this iconic military division.

There are exhibits that recall the history of the regiment from over 200 years ago, including rare uniforms, musical instruments, silverware by Faberge and decadent horse furniture. The added treat is being able to watch the inspection of the guards at 4pm every day. This was originally a punishment meant to last 100 years, imposed by Queen Victoria after she discovered the guard gambling and drinking, but Queen Elizabeth II decided to keep the tradition in place once the 100 years expired in 1994.

Horse Guards

Tel: 0207 930 3070
Opening Times: Open 10am - 5pm
Adult : £6.00
Child : £4.00
Senior Citizen: £4.00
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