Visitor Information & Bookings

Whether you deserve a day out to yourself, a trip with friends or a family outing, the museum is always a great place to visit. Tickets make a brilliant gift too.

The Museum is situated in Horse Guards, the heart of ceremonial London, with access off Horse Guards Parade. It is within very easy walking distance of Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and Downing Street, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace and the Embankment piers. Public transport links are also excellent.

Getting there


The Household Cavalry Museum
Horse Guards
London SW1A 2AX

We’d also like to encourage visitors, where possible, to walk, cycle or drive in to visit. We recommend using the Transport For London (TFL) Journey Planner to plan your trip to the Museum.

By tube

The tube stations closest to the Museum are:

  • Charing Cross: 7 minute walk
  • Westminster: 5 minute walk
  • Embankment: 7 minute walk

Opening times

From Saturday 16 April we will open 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) Wednesday to Sunday.

Pre-booked tickets recommended. Please check our website welcome message (which will pop up automatically), Coronavirus page, and also our social media channels for opening time updates before visiting us.

Visitors who can’t pre-book (London Pass/Go City, Art Fund etc.) will be assigned the first available entry timeslot wherever possible. Please always check our opening details before travelling.

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).

for Ceremonial Season security closures (below), plus: Marathon Day, Easter Friday, and Christmas Eve – Boxing Day


Children (aged 5-16) and Concessions£7.50
Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children)£25.00
Serving Household Cavalry personnel and accompanying familiesFree of charge
Household Cavalry VeteransFree of charge
Serving Military personnel and other Regimental veterans: 50% discount on the front door£4.50

2022 Ceremonial Season security closures

Her Majesty The Queen’s annual Birthday Parade is currently due to take place on Thursday 3 June 2022 as part of the Jubilee celebrations. In line with required security closures our normal opening times will be affected on the following dates, timings to follow. Please note that last entry to the Museum is always 45 minutes before the doors close.

May 2022: 

Wednesday 04 May – Museum open 10am-1pm
Thursday 05 May – Museum open 10am-1pm

Wednesday 11 May – Museum open 1pm-5pm
Friday 13 May – Museum open 1pm-5pm

Wednesday 18 May – Museum open 1pm-5pm
Thursday 19 May – Museum open 1pm-5pm
Saturday 21 May – Museum open 1pm-5pm

Wednesday 25 May – Museum closed all day
Thursday 26 May – Museum closed all day
Friday 27 May – Museum closed all day
Saturday 28 May – Museum open 1pm-5pm

June 2022: 

Wednesday 1 – Museum closed all day
Thursday 2 – Museum closed all day
Friday 3 – Museum closed all day
Saturday 4 – Museum closed all day
Sunday 5 – Museum closed all day

Additional information

Disabled Access

We are committed to ensuring the Household Cavalry Museum is accessible to all visitors. If you have any queries or need any assistance, please ask.

Touring the area

Combine a visit to the Museum with any of the following attractions close by.

The Banqueting House is directly opposite Horse Guards.

The Guards Museum, Churchill War Rooms, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s Gallery and The Royal Mews are a short walk away.

Audio-visual guides

Personal audio-visual guides are included in the admission price. Our brand new guide is now available in English.

Daily Ceremony

The Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard takes place daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am (10am Sundays). The Daily Inspection takes place at 4pm (Front Yard Whitehall).

Gift Shop

An impressive range of gifts and souvenirs is available from the Museum shop


No animals, except guide dogs are allowed in the Museum.

Third party vouchers

We’re thrilled whenever entry to the Museum has been gifted via a voucher, or sourced through a third party. When this is  the case you will need all parts of a valid voucher to gain entry: this means a voucher within its expiry date and with both voucher number and activation code (where appropriate) to hand. Thank you.

School parties

Please telephone for further details

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.