Half Term Open Day – Thursday 17 February 2022

Event Details

  • Date:

Your family is invited to Horse Guards this Half Term.

Pre-booking is required; tickets are limited, so book now: https://householdcavalry.co.uk/museum/visitor-information-bookings/

Bring the whole family to the Museum on Thursday 17 February and meet some very special Household Cavalry Regiment members.

We have:

  • Farriers
  • Tailors
  • Saddlers
  • and of course… horses!


We’re offering 5 opportunities to go behind the scenes and meet our wonderful Regimental family, at: 09.30am, 10.45am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, and 3pm. Each session is 75mins and we recommend arriving at least 5min early.

Make a day of it and book as many sessions as you’d like. Each one will give you time with the soldiers and that all important time with the horses.

Not only will you be able to meet the horses, but you will also learn how to:

  • Make a saddle and the leatherwear used by our Regiment
  • Care for our horses’ health
  • Change a horse’s shoe
  • Make our beautiful uniform unique to every wearer

You’ll also be able to:

  • ‘Ask a soldier anything’ in our fun Q&A session
  • Do a find & seek trail around the Museum
  • Take away colouring in and activity sheets to enjoy at home

Why not link your visit to our daily:

  • Mounted Guard Change on Horse Guards Parade (11am)
  • Garrison Inspection in the Front Yard (4pm)

Bookings can be made here, now:

Huge thanks to Sergeant Rupert Frere RLC for the gorgeous family photos. Practice your poses now for your own selfies on the day.





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.