It celebrates the history and accomplishments of The Household Cavalry offering a unique ‘behind the scenes’ look at the work that goes into the ceremonial and armoured reconnaissance role of HM The King’s Mounted Bodyguard.
The Household Cavalry museum is one of the most phenomenal small museums that you could ever visit. It’s power does not come from its vastness, but the compactness of its very personal collection across the centuries.
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Dress like a Cavalryman
Uniform is a big part of who we are and identifies us to each other. The best way to learn about our uniforms is to try them on – so don’t forget your camera! Tag us in your social media feed for a chance to win a free return visit and entry into our competitions.
Find the hidden messages on the helmet and learn what difference a white or red plume makes. Why do we wear them and what are they made of?
Who wears red and who wears blue? What does the braiding mean?
What’s the hidden secret behind this shiny armour? Why is it an honour to wear one and how could the straps save your neck?
These boots aren’t made for walking; why are they the shape they are and what makes them so strong?
Private Hire and Events
With its splendid setting on Horse Guards Parade in the very heart of ceremonial London, the museum not only celebrates the history and work of HM The King’s bodyguard, the Household Cavalry, the highest rank in the British Army, but also offers itself as a wonderful and unique setting for a private use.
I had a chance to visit this museum and was not disappointed. The exhibit on saddles and tack is adjacent to the stable and you get a chance to watch the work going on in the stables. These young men take great pride in their responsibilities as soldiers and keepers of these fine horses. The exhibits were extraordinary and well done. A must-see!
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Collections and Research
With one of the finest collections of regimental silver split between Knightsbridge and Windsor, see the ‘crown jewels’ of the collection here at Whitehall- including our William III drums and the Zetland Trophy.