The Household Cavalry Museum is a living Museum in the heart of Horse Guards, Whitehall, London.

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 Queen’s Mounted Bodyguard.

Download our quick guide to ‘What’s On from summer 2021’ here!

Discover The Household Cavalry Museum

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Dress like a Cavalryman

Dress like a Cavalryman

In our uniforms: tunic, cuirass and helmet. See if you’ve got the mettle to protect the Monarch at home and abroad.

See the Regiment in action

See the Regiment in action

Hourly sentry changes, daily morning guard changes and daily afternoon Garrison Inspections

Peek into the working stables

Peek into the working stables

See what it takes to care for our many beautiful horses.

Fun for the whole family

Fun for the whole family

With school-focused workshops and holiday and half term events.

Guided tours

Guided tours

Can be arranged in advance for groups up to 20. Larger groups can be accommodated but are split into two.

Touchscreen multimedia guides

Touchscreen multimedia guides

Available in 8 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Mandarin) and included in the ticket price for all paying guests.

Discover the Household Cavalry Museum

10am – 6pm, April to October / 10am – 5pm, November to March / Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

What’s on?

What’s on?

Waterloo 2021

  • This exhibition is running during the following dates:
    21 June – 26 Sept

For the first time in 200 years a Napoleonic Eagle captured on the battlefield at Waterloo is being reunited with the medal of the man who won it.

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.

Helmet

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?

Tunic

Who wears red and who wears blue? What does the braiding mean?

Cuirass

What’s the hidden secret behind this shiny armour? Why is it an hour to wear one and how could the straps save your neck?

Jack boots

These boots aren’t made for walking; why are they the shape they are and what makes them so strong?

Private Hire & Events

Private Hire & 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 Queen’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 & Research

Collections & 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.

Have you booked your Waterloo Walking Tour ticket yet? Details here.

We are open Fridays to Sundays (11am-4pm, last entry 3pm) with full Regimental public duties now back daily.
Pre-booking is required; please choose your arrival timeslot here.

For more information on Coronavirus health and safety and to see how you can SUPPORT the Museum please see here.

You can still enjoy our: Virtual Visit page, podcast, YouTube Channel, and Instagram posts any time.