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Up next: Evolution of Medicine through Warfarejoint tickets with the Old Operating Theatre

  • This event is at both Horse Guards and at our Medicine Campaign partner’s site:
  • The Old Operating Theatre, London Bridge
  • Last Friday of the month

Book your tickets here: https://oldoperatingtheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173621486

A look back at our launch event Thursday 3 March:

A look back at our launch event Thursday 3 March:

From the 1600BC Smith Papyrus, the oldest known surgical treatise on trauma, to the magical, ritualistic and pragmatic Babylonian-Assyrians, and right up to the infamous hospital at Camp Bastion, military medicine has evolved far and wide. Join us in a fascinating journey told by leaders in their fields on all sides of the military-medical equation: from the front lines of battle, to long term care, and the lived experience of ground-breaking treatments. An enthralling insight into the then and now by those living and making the medical history of tomorrow.

Jump to the online exhibition here.

A unique perspective, from those making and living the medical history of tomorrow

A unique perspective, from those making and living the medical history of tomorrow

From the pioneering work of Sir Robert Jones and John McIndoe in World War 1 to the present day, Professor Tim Briggs CBE, the National Clinical Director of NHS Improvements and national lead for the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) will take you on the incredible military medical journey, up until World War 2.

We will then hear from Colonel Nigel Tai a military surgeon. He will take us from the “point of wound” on the battlefield of Helmand Province to the hospital at Camp Bastion, where the military patient (and indeed a patient) is stabilised and then flown on a RAF C17 globe master aircraft, with an expert medical team, and onto Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further healthcare.

Miss Alex Crick, a Plastic Surgeon, provides an insight into reconstructive surgery within the context of combat injuries and finally Gary Sell provides an insight into his patient journey as a veteran, from Cold Injury through mental health issues. A fascinating insight in to the history of military medicine, delivered by those on the medical front line.

Delve into the online exhibition here.

Current Campaign

The Evolution of Medicine through Warfare

The Evolution of Medicine through Warfare

Join us at the Household Cavalry Museum as we delve into the wide-reaching impact of military campaigns on the art and science of medicine and how these changes affect our lives today; from the development of prosthetics to the changing face of frontline warfare.

On site:

The Evolution of Medicine through Warfare timeline: from the Civil War to Covid.

The Evolution of Medicine through Warfare object trail: using items from our collection to highlight examples of change.


The Evolution of Medicine through Warfare digital exhibition webpage including in depth research and fascinating videos from our team and our partners.


Campaign launch event: Thursday 3 March: The Evolution of Military Medicine Through Campaigns talk at the incredible Old Operating Theatre, London Bridge.

Joint ticket: Fridays 25 February, 25 March, and 29 April:  From Horse Guards to Garret: Two Museums, One Ticket

Upcoming Campaign

Falklands at 40

Falklands at 40

Join us this spring as we look back 40 years to commemorate the anniversary of the Falklands War.

Launching this April:

– a new cabinet of Falkland’s artefacts;

– an Oral History Project with Falklands Veterans, culminating in a family friendly ‘Listening Post’ onsite at the London Museum, and in depth on-line excerpts, as well as a full submission of the project to our Windsor Archive for posterity;

– a families’ ‘blueys’ competition looking at communication during the conflict and today.


Watch this space too for possible additions such as:

– a limited period art work display on site for two weeks between April and June;

– an on-site or virtual vehicle display or Scorpions, Scimitars, and a unique Panhard;

– attendance at the Royal British Legion event at National Memorial Arboretum on 14 June.

Support the Household Cavalry Museum

Support the Household Cavalry Museum

The Museum looks forward to your support. As well as preserving over 350 years of heritage, profits from the Museum contribute to the Household Cavalry Foundation each year and go towards supporting Household Cavalrymen past and present.

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.