Only through our joint ‘Horse Guards to Garret’ ticket in partnership with the Old Operating Theatre – the last Friday of the month 25/02, 25/03, 29/04
The link for these joint tickets can be found here and by clicking the below icon:
Discover two important cultural landmarks with one ticket and support both museums:
The Household Cavalry Museum & The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret are joining forces for a limited time only! One ticket will give you access to both museums on the last Friday of the month.
So what does the ticket include?
Here at the Household Cavalry Museum:
Arrive at Horse Guards Parade in time to watch the daily Mounted Guard Change between the Blues and Royals and the Lifeguards before heading into the museum where you’ll be greeted by our staff. Show your pre-booked joint ticket to receive your audio guide and map of the local area. Enjoy a chance to look around the Museum and see into the Household Cavalry’s working stables through our special viewing window before our informative talk from a member of the museums staff. This talk (starting at 12pm) details the Regiment’s history, interesting objects to look out for in the collection and our plans for out Evolution of Medicine through Warfare Campaign. After your talk you’ll have time to continue exploring the museum before you leisurely make your way over to The Old Operating Theatre. Don’t forget to try out our local walking tour or stop at one of our highlighted pubs or restaurants for a spot of lunch!
Arrive at the Museum in the afternoon, climbing the 52-step spiral staircase to reach the entrance. Show your ticket at the door or just give your name to our lovely front of house team. Take some time to look around the museum and our collection. The first part of the visit is self-guided. Try your hand at our museum trail, chill out in our Waiting Room and prepare yourself for an informal talk (starting at 4.30pm) about surgery and the Victorian operating theatre. Before you go, remember to grab our local history map and learn more about the area.
Our recommended timings would be as follows:
10.50am: Arrive at Horse Guards Parade
10.55am: Daily Mounted Guard Change
11.15am: Head into the Household Cavalry Museum – audio guide, local walking tour map, and Museum host talk included
12.00pm: Museum host talk – 15 mins
12.20pm: Depart for self-guided walking tour, taking a leisurely stroll south of the river to the Old Operating Theatre (or taking the Jubilee line from Westminster to London Bridge).
TAKE A LUNCH BREAK [not covered on ticket price. Sorry!]
4:00pm: Arrive at the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret.
4:30pm: Join an informal talk about surgery and the Victorian operating theatre – 30 mins
5:00pm: Museum closes.