Castle Trek

The Household Cavalry Museum support the Castle Trek challenge!

We’re hugely excited to be supporting the Regiment’s Castle Trek team as they undertake a 446 mile walk from Windsor Castle to Edinburgh Castle over 10 days to raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation and the Royal British Legion.

 

From 31 March we will be displaying kit, rations and planning information to help visitors understand what it takes to accomplish such a great achievement.

 

From July we’ll be following their progress from start to finish with an on-site map and on-line social media posts.

 

On 7 August this epic journey will end with the lads crossing the finishing line as part of the Edinburgh Tattoo.
Tickets are available now at https://www.edintattoo.co.uk

For further information please see their website http://castletrek.org.uk through which offers of help and support are also much appreciated.

 

29th July – Windsor to Bletchley (starting at Windsor Castle)

 

30th July – Bletchley to Coleshill

 

31st July – Coleshill to Derby

 

1st August – Derby to Doncaster

 

2nd August – Doncaster to York

 

3rd August – York to Catterick

 

4th August – Catterick to Sunderland

 

5th August – Sunderland to Otterburn

 

6th August – Otterburn to Kelso to Peebles

 

7th August – Peebles to Edinburgh (being at Edinburgh castle for the tattoo)

 

Serving Soldier Question Time

Meet a member of the Queen’s Mounted Bodyguard.

Join us for Q&A with a serving member of the Household Cavalry Regiment every Tuesday afternoon.

Visit us to ask your questions in person, drop them off in advance at the front desk or    tweet us your query  using #HCMQuestion.

Explore the museum, meet a member of the Regiment (15:30hrs) and then head outside to the Front Yard to watch the Garrison Inspection (16:00hrs). A great afternoon at the Household Cavalry Museum!

Serving Soldier Question Time

Meet a member of the Queen’s Mounted Bodyguard.

Join us for Q&A with a serving member of the Household Cavalry Regiment every Tuesday afternoon.

Visit us to ask your questions in person, drop them off in advance at the front desk or    tweet us your query  using #HCMQuestion.

Explore the museum, meet a member of the Regiment (15:30hrs) and then head outside to the Front Yard to watch the Garrison Inspection (16:00hrs). A great afternoon at the Household Cavalry Museum!

Serving Soldier Question Time

Meet a member of the Queen’s Mounted Bodyguard.

Join us for Q&A with a serving member of the Household Cavalry Regiment every Tuesday afternoon.

Visit us to ask your questions in person, drop them off in advance at the front desk or    tweet us your query  using #HCMQuestion.

Explore the museum, meet a member of the Regiment (15:30hrs) and then head outside to the Front Yard to watch the Garrison Inspection (16:00hrs). A great afternoon at the Household Cavalry Museum!

Serving Soldier Question Time

Meet a member of the Queen’s Mounted Bodyguard.

Join us for Q&A with a serving member of the Household Cavalry Regiment every Tuesday afternoon.

Visit us to ask your questions in person, drop them off in advance at the front desk or    tweet us your query  using #HCMQuestion.

Explore the museum, meet a member of the Regiment (15:30hrs) and then head outside to the Front Yard to watch the Garrison Inspection (16:00hrs). A great afternoon at the Household Cavalry Museum!

Christina Broom talk for International Women’s Day 2018

UPDATE: the evening will now be hosted by Household Cavalry Museum Director, Alice Pearson. Household Cavalry Museum Trustee Samantha Wyndham’s talk will be rescheduled for the autumn.

The evening will now run as follows:

18:00hrs – Drinks available on arrival (wine and soft drinks)

18:30hrs – Broom talk and collection handling session

19:00hrs – Museum tours available

19:30hrs – Last orders

20:00hrs – End

Tickets on sale  here

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Christina Broom (née Livingston 28 December 1862 – 5 June 1939) was the first female press photographer and the Household Cavalry’s official photographer. In 1904, a chance assignment with the Scots Guards triggered a chain of events which culminated in Broom’s appointment as official photographer to the Household Division, comprising the Brigade of Guards and the Household Cavalry.  She went on to photograph the Household Cavalry during their involvement in the First World War.

Through the lens of a century passed, these photos at times amusing at others heart breaking, but always fascinating, prove an insightful window into the lives of a society on the brink of unimaginable change.

Join Household Cavalry Museum Trustee Samantha Wyndham as she delves into the intricacies of digitising the photos of our famous photographer and the challenges involved in doing justice to her stellar collection.

Drinks to follow. Museum tours available.

Tickets on sale  here