Our school sessions are for groups of up to 25 or 30 pupils.

Our workshops are made up of a carousel of activities (dressing up in uniform, a Museum trail and an arts and crafts activity) and always including seeing the serving soldiers on duty- both caring for the horses in the working stables on the other side of our glass viewing screen and outside on Public Duties protecting the Horse Guards Building, entrance to the Royal Residences.

Come and learn at the Household Cavalry Museum …

Workshop information


Workshops can be done in either a morning session (10:30-11:45hrs) which includes watching (some of) the Mounted Guard Change, or an after school session (15:00-16:15hrs).


Having seen these modern day Regimental duties, each visit enables you relate what the class has seen back to the historic period in which the workshop is based; that way you can continue the learning with some compare/contrast work back in the class room if you’d so like.


We’ll of course also give you the completed arts and crafts activity sheets or the Fast&Furious drama script to take home with you so you can follow up your visit to the Museum will classroom activities or a school assembly.


Group sizes and Ratios

  • We cater for school groups of up to 30.
  • Smaller groups are recommended for special needs pupils.
  • Early years and under 5s classes must provide a ratio of 1 adult to 2 children.
  • Key Stage 1 must provide 1 adult to 5 children.
  • Key Stage 2 must provide 1 adult to 10 children.
  • Key Stage 3 (year 7 and up) must provide 1 adult to 12 children.


Session – 30 children
Includes 3 adult spaces (1 per 10 children) free of charge.
(10:30-11:45hrs) or (15:00-16:15hrs) £120.00 
Additional adults
£9.50 per person

Don’t forget to ask about our Fundamental British Values book “Trusted Guardians”!

Don’t forget to ask about our Fundamental British Values book “Trusted Guardians”!

… Or about our Living Historians!

… Or about our Living Historians!

Three fascinated Westminster school groups got to ‘meet’ Waterloo hero Samuel Godley in the Household Cavalry Stables last week; he told them about his experiences in the great battle and also answered interview questions. The groups were also able to meet serving members of the regiment to compare regimental life 200 years ago to today. Much fun was had by all.

Would you like your school to take part in this style of visit?

Contact us for more information:

Discover the Household Cavalry Museum

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



Wednesday – Sunday

CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday

Please note:

From the 4- 27 December 2023, the Museum will not be accessible from the main Whitehall entrance.

During this period, there will be no horses in the stables. 

For entrance to the museum, please come from Horse Guards Road via The Mall, Admiralty Arch or Westminster.
Best station exits are St James Park or Westminster.

If you have any questions about this, please call the Museum on 020 7930 3070. Thank you.