The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place.
Through a large glazed partition you can see troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables.
The experience comes alive with compelling personal stories, first hand accounts of the troopers' rigorous and demanding training, interactive displays and stunning rare objects – many on public display for the first time.
The Household Cavalry Museum sits within Horse Guards in Whitehall, central London, one of the city’s most historic buildings. Dating from 1750, it is still the headquarters of the Household Division, in which the Household Cavalry has performed the Queen’s Life Guard in a daily ceremony that has remained broadly unchanged for over 350 years.
The Household Cavalry was formed in 1661 under the direct order of King Charles II and now consists of the two senior regiments of the British Army – The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.
We have two roles: as a mounted regiment (on horseback), we guard Her Majesty The Queen on ceremonial occasions in London and across the UK and are a key part of the Royal pageantry; as an operational regiment we serve around the world in armoured fighting vehicles. We currently have units deployed on active service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our fighting capacity is matched by our strategic role in international peace keeping and humanitarian operations.
Household Cavalry MuseumHorse Guards, Whitehall
London Greater London United Kingdom SW1A 2AX
Open daily (except 22 April & 24th -26th December)
March - September: 10:00-18:00
October - February: 10:00-17:00