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Household Cavalry Museum

KidRated’s Household Cavalry Museum Top Tips:

  • Make sure to check out Horse Guards Parade and bag a good spot to watch the changing of the guard
  • Catch the public inspection of the Household Cavalry every day at 4pm
  • Pick up an audio guide to learn even more as you wander round the museum

Situated in Horse Guards, one of central London’s most historic buildings, the Household Cavalry Museum tells the story of the Queen’s Life Guard and a ceremony that has remained largely the same for over 350 years.


Learn more about the Household Cavalry: formed in 1661 and still in operation today to guard the Queen and serve around the world. Perfect for horse and history lovers, the experience comes alive with personal stories about the gruelling training regime, interactive displays and stunning rare objects. You can even watch real troopers working with horses in the 18th century stables!


Stop off in the shop for some fun merchandise and check the website for holiday events. There are some great kid-friendly activities including a quiz trail and the chance to dress up as a member of the Household Cavalry!

 Booking Advice:

  • Family tickets available
  • Book tickets online



The Household Cavalry Museum
Horse Guards
London SW1A 2AX

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7930 3070


Opening hours:

Open daily. 10:00 – 18:00 April to October. 10:00 - 17:00 November – March. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
Last ticket sold 45 minutes before closing.

How to get there:

Tube: Near Charing Cross, Embankment and Westminster


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Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • Be aware there’s some of the original cobbled stone flooring where you enter so while it is a ground floor accessible museum, it can be a bumpy ride.
  • There are steps for younger visitors to get a better view of the stables in action. There’s a glass wall and you can see the horses being groomed.
  • The exhibit room, after the stables, has smooth flooring and lots of glass cabinets.
  • The shop is small but pretty good for souvenirs and gifts.

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