The Household Cavalry Museum

View of the back of a horseguard reviewing the mounted regiment on Horse Guard during Trooping the Colours.
The Household Cavalry Division on Horse Guard during Trooping the Colours, Image provided by Shutterstock
Explore British pomp and pageantry at The Household Cavalry Museum, in the heart of Royal London at Horse Guards.


The Household Cavalry Museum at Horse Guards (official entrance to the Royal Residences) celebrates the history, heroes and exploits of the British Army’s senior regiment, from its origins in 1661 to the present day.

What is there to see at the museum?

Study rare exhibits and dazzling displays of uniforms, helmets and cuirasses, before seeing troopers preparing their horses in the stables. This London hidden gem presents a uniquely British blend of pageantry, tradition and history.

Morning visits are a perfect opportunity to see the The Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, which happens daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am (10am on Sundays).

Keep an eye out for The Daily Inspection, which takes place at 4pm on Front Yard Whitehall.

How can I book tickets?

Book The Household Cavalry Museum tickets online now. 

Where is The Household Cavalry Museum?

The Household Cavalry Museum is located at Horse Guards off Whitehall, between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square, in Westminster.

How can I get there? 

The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern line), Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern, District and Circle lines), and Westminster (Jubilee, Circle and District line). Various bus routes also stop at Whitehall. 

How long is the visit? 

It is recommended to allow 45 minutes to see the entire museum.

How much are the tickets?

Tickets cost £9.50 for adults, and £7.50 for children.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket £7.50 per ticket
Adult Ticket £9.50 per ticket

10% discount for groups of 8 or more.

Opening Times

Open daily.

10am-6pm between April and October, and 10am-5pm November to March.

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.

Venue Details & Map

The Household Cavalry Museum

Horse Guards
+44 (0)20 7930 3070
Public transport:
Exit Embankment Station, turn left and go through the tunnel. Cross Northumberland Avenue into Whitehall Place, go to the end and turn left into Whitehall - 150m Horse Guards is opposite.

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Event Facilities
Event facilities
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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