What To Expect
The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum about real people doing a real job in a real place. You can see troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables and hear first hand accounts of their rigorous and demanding training.
The Household Cavalry Museum sits within Horse Guards in Whitehall, central London, one of the city's most historic buildings. Dating from 1750, it is still the headquarters of the Household Division, in which the Household Cavalry has performed the Queen's Life Guard in a daily ceremony that has remained broadly unchanged for over 350 years.
The Household Cavalry was formed in 1661 under the direct order of King Charles II and now consists of the two senior regiments of the British Army - The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.
The Changing of the Queen's Life Guard takes place daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am.
The daily inspection takes place at 16:00.
Open daily except 24 - 26 December
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 17:00
16 and 20 May: Open from 12:30
18 and 28 May, 04 June: Open from 13:00
26 May, 07 June: Open from 10:00 to 14:00
01 and 02 June: Open from 10:00 to 16:00
08 and 09 June: Open from 10:00 to 15:00
Transportation to/from attraction
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
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.
No animals, except guide dogs are allowed in the Museum.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes
2 hours and 30 minutes