In line with Government guidance in response to the COVID19 pandemic the Museum is currently closed. We aim to reopen as soon as possible.

Government advice on their ‘Spring Response’ roadmap can be found below:


Is the Museum open?

We are currently able to open 11am-4pm Friday to Sunday. Please check our website, and also our social media channels for opening time updates before visiting us. All visitors require a pre-booked ticket.

As soon as we can we will re-open daily:

April to October

10am – 6pm

November to March

10am – 5pm

Last admission

45 minutes before closing.

Except the following days (when we are closed all day).

Marathon Day, Easter Friday, and Christmas Eve – Boxing Day

What safety measures will there be there in place?

Monday 19 July 2021 update: following the government lift on restrictions it is no longer a requirement to wear a face covering indoors, however we strongly encourage visitors to do so for the comfort of all those on site.

The safety of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance to us. We promise to continue to offer you:

  • A COVID assessed site & trained team
  • An enhanced cleaning schedule
  • A friendly & informative welcome
  • Hygiene screens at the front desk
  • Limited visitor access to ensure social distancing in the Museum
  • Hand washing facilities in the bathroom
  • Sanitiser stations throughout the Museum

Will the new multimedia guides be safe to use?

We’re thrilled to have up to date content available on our brand new multimedia guides- these and their ‘boxfresh’ headphones are cleaned twice, including immediately before being given to visitors. Sanitising wipes are also available if you wish to undertake further cleaning. You are also welcome to bring your own headphones if you prefer; the multimedia guide fits a standard audio jack (only).

How can I enjoy the Museum if I can’t visit?

Please continue to make the most of our Virtual Visit page, our new podcast and new video series on our new YouTube channel as well as our popular social media streams (FacebookTwitterInstagram). We’re updating these as frequently as we can so you can enjoy our collection and stories from the comfort of your own home.

How can I support the Museum at this difficult time?

Being a small, self-sufficient, independent Museum, we’ve been hit hard by the current pandemic as have many other businesses. You can visit us, or support in a variety of other ways:

  1. You can order items from our online shop, pick us as your Amazon Smile charity, or buy books via our BookShopUK page.
  2. You can book an exclusive private group tour- please contact for further information.
  3. You can make a donation- please contact for further information.
  4. If you can’t support us financially, we’d love you to help us by sharing our online content and encouraging your network of friends and family to do the same.
Discover the Household Cavalry Museum

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

Please note: due to commemorative events on Horse Guards Parade the Museum is now unable to open on Sunday 15 May.

Visiting us near the Jubilee? Please plan ahead and check out our full 2022 Ceremonial Season rehearsal closures schedule here.
Beyond these, wherever possible, we are now open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) with full Regimental public duties now back daily. Pre-booking is recommended; please choose your arrival timeslot here.

The Evolution of Medicine through Warfare online exhibition can be enjoyed here.
Book your tickets for the Evolution of Medicine through Warfare Campaign limited run joint museum ticket with the Old Operating Theatre, London Bridge. Only available the last Friday of the month: 25 February, 25 March and 29 April (tickets here).

Learn more about our future plans by downloading our forthcoming events schedule here.

The Museum is fully Covid safety compliant and ready to welcome you. For more information on this and how you can SUPPORT the Museum at this difficult time please see here.

Can’t make it to Horse Guards? You can still always enjoy our: Virtual Visit page, podcast, YouTube Channel, and Instagram posts any time.