About the Museum

The Household Cavalry Museum collections represent over 350 years of military history and reflect the unique ceremonial and operational role of the Regiment. These collections are displayed in a new museum, opened in June 2007 by The Queen, at Horse Guards. The museum gallery provides an introduction to the dual role of today’s Household Cavalry regiments and traces their origins and historical development.

Visitors also have the opportunity to see into the working stables block of The Queen’s Life Guard and see behind the scenes of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment’s daily contribution to public duties and State ceremonial.

The archive, library, and education department forms part of a new collection resource facility that supports the Household Cavalry Museum in London. The regimental archive remains at Combermere Barracks, Windsor SL2 3DN (Tel: 01753 755112).


Life Guards, 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards, Horse Grenadier Guards, Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), Royal Horse Guards (Blue), King’s or 1st Regiment of Horse, Royal Regiment of Horse (Oxford Blues).


Coach Parking
Car Parking
Lecture Room
Disabled Access
Education service

Opening Times

April to October

Daily 10am - 6pm.

November to March

Daily 10am - 5pm.

Last admissions 45 minutes before closing.


24-26 December, London Marathon Day and Good Friday.


Adult £8.00,
Concessions £6,
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £20


Horse Guards, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2AX

Tel 020 7930 3070


Visiting Advice

Nearest Underground stations are Charing Cross, Embankment and Westminster.