Housed in the Horse Guards Building, entrance to the Royal Residences, the Household Cavalry Museum offers a literal and figurative window into the incredible world of the Monarch’s horse mounted bodyguard.

For over 350 years the Household Cavalry and their steeds have guarded this building, and it is finally time for you to come down and see them in action.

Visit during the day to enjoy the ceremonial buzz of a working garrison, or hire us privately at night for a truly exclusive uniquely event.

Events at the Museum

Horse Guards Building and Horse Guards Parade Ground

We kind of stumbled across this museum and decided to go in since it was included with our London pass. We didn’t know much at all about the household cavalry so it was really interesting. The museum itself is quite small but definitely worth visiting. There is a window into the stables where the actual horses are cared for which was neat to see. They also do a changing of the guard in the morning (we didn’t see it) and at 4 a final inspection before end of duty. All day they have 2 sentries on horses outside so at the end of the day they line up with other guards (these ones were dismounted ) and the captain (I’m guessing) comes and inspects uniform and stance etc. It was a cool display to watch.


Families at the Museum

Discover the Household Cavalry Museum

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


In line with security protocol for the King’s Birthday Parade, the museum will be operating different hours during May. June and July.

Please check the link below before visiting:

Museum ceremonial operating hours