Over the centuries we have amassed an outstanding collection
of rare and unique treasures from ceremonial uniforms,
royal standards and gallantry awards to musical instruments,
horse furniture and silverware by Fabergé. Each
exhibit has its own compelling story to tell and many
are on display for the very first time.
You can see two
silver kettledrums given to the regiment in 1831 by William
IV; the pistol ball that wounded Sir Robert Hill at Waterloo and the cork leg which belonged
to the first Marquess of Anglesy, who, as the Earl of Uxbridge, lost his real one at Waterloo. Modern additions to the collection include Jacky Charlton’s football cap – he did his national service with the regiment and Sefton’s bridle – the horse that was injured in the 1982 Hyde Park bombings.
Much of the collection has resulted from the close association that has existed between the Household Cavalry and Royalty. We have, after all, protected successive kings and queens from rebels, rioters and assassins for nearly 350 years.