Family Friendly Open Day

**** Get your tickets for the day here! ****

A rare opportunity to go deep behind the front lines of the Household Cavalry in the very building we protect- Horse Guards, official entrance to Buckingham Palace. Meet the Queen’s bodyguard, go toe-to-hoof with their famous horses, dress up like the soldiers, and see if you’ve got what it takes to protect the Monarch.

Meet&Greet with the Queen’s Cavalry, uniform dress up, quizzes, trails & family challenges throughout the day as well as:
10.00am: Front doors open
10.30am: Talk: The Queen’s Cavalry – how to go from zero to hero
11.00am: Mounted Guard Change   on  Horse Guards Parade
11.30am: Fun for foals:  Messy Play and Arts&Crafts in the Stables Gallery
11.45am: Tour: Heads, hooves & horror stories – a horse-hair-raising history of the Household Cavalry (family friendly)*
12.15pm: Stable Yard   visit: meet a Cavalry Black horse*
1:15pm: Stable Yard demonstration: Cavalry Farrier display*
1.30pm: Fun for foals:  Messy Play  and  Arts&Crafts in the  Stables Gallery
2.15pm:  Stable Yard  visit: meet a Cavalry Black horse*
3.15pm: Talk: Obeying Queen Victoria – preparing for a 125 year old punishment
4.00pm: Garrison Inspection in the  Front Yard, Whitehall
5.00pm: Last entry to Museum
6.00pm: Museum closes

**** Get your tickets for the day here! ****

 

Housekeeping:

  1. 1. All activities are included in  your day’s Museum ticket which is valid for all day entry: advanced booking is recommended- please   buy your tickets here.
    2. Activities marked with a * will require visitors to sign up on arrival on the day; priority will be given on a first-come-first-served basis.
    3. There is one fully accessible washroom and a shop on site, but no catering facilities; we recommend you combine your day at the Museum with a visit to St James’s Park which offers picnic areas, a cafe and washroom facilities.
  2. For any further queries please contact: museum@householdcavalry.co.uk or call 020 7930 3070.

The Household Cavalry at the National Army Museum

We’re so excited to be taking this ‘show on the road’ and doing the first Regimental Open Day at the National Army Museum, Chelsea.

The Museum and Archive teams will be on site supporting our combat and mounted divisions, plus talk and demonstrations will be on offer from the farrier, saddler, band and Defence Animal Training Centre teams.

There’s something for the whole family, so do come down and join us.

Full information here:  https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/day-life-household-cavalry

Children’s Workshop (Afternoon): Hobby Horse Craft

With Trooping the Colour (Queen’s Birthday Parade) around the corner, it is a great time to come and learn all about the Household Cavalry Horses, ‘Cavalry Blacks’, that play a major part in all Ceremonial occasions.

This May Half Term, join us in the museum and get crafting away to make your very own hobby horse ready to ride home on.

What better place to ride your Horse than on Horse Guards Parade?!

Craft activities last 1hr.

It is advisable to book to guarantee your child’s workshop place by calling 020 7930 3070. Please state whether you want to book for a morning or an afternoon workshop.

No pre payment necessary! Activities are included in admission price and materials are all provided.

Children’s Workshop (Morning): Hobby Horse Craft

With Trooping the Colour (Queen’s Birthday Parade) around the corner, it is a great time to come and learn all about the Household Cavalry Horses, ‘Cavalry Blacks’, that play a major part in all Ceremonial occasions.

This May Half Term, join us in the museum and get crafting away to make your very own hobby horse ready to ride home on.

What better place to ride your Horse than on Horse Guards Parade?!

Craft activities last 1hr.

It is advisable to book to guarantee your child’s workshop place by calling 020 7930 3070. Please state whether you want to book for a morning or an afternoon workshop.

No pre payment necessary! Activities are included in admission price and materials are all provided.

Children’s Workshop (Morning): Hobby Horse Craft

With Trooping the Colour (Queen’s Birthday Parade) around the corner, it is a great time to come and learn all about the Household Cavalry Horses, ‘Cavalry Blacks’, that play a major part in all Ceremonial occasions.

This May Half Term, join us in the museum and get crafting away to make your very own hobby horse ready to ride home on.

What better place to ride your Horse than on Horse Guards Parade?!

Craft activities last 1hr.

It is advisable to book to guarantee your child’s workshop place by calling 020 7930 3070. Please state whether you want to book for a morning or an afternoon workshop.

No pre payment necessary! Activities are included in admission price and materials are all provided.

 

 

 

Royal Lives, Royal Wives

**NOW WITH ADDED GIN**: The legends that are  Horse Guards Gin are putting on a very special gin class for us this evening. As well as the talk, access to the museum and the drinks on arrival as already included in the ticket, there will be an extra special gin tasting to round off the evening. Spread the word and get ready for some ginteresting facts and #ginstagram worthy drinks.

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Ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle this weekend, join us as we delve into the history of Royal consorts both official and unofficial- from Charles II’s Nell Gwynn to the late Queen Mother.

Including:
Charles II’s wife Catherine of Braganza, and his famous mistress Nell Gwynn,
Queen Charlotte, George III’s consort for 57 years and Britain’s longest-tenured queen consort,
Queen Victoria’s beloved Prince Albert,
Queen Mary, wife of George V,
and the late, still much cherished, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

Marvellous Medals This May

Come and see our marvellous medals in the museum this May -& even try your hand at making one!

From a Victoria Cross to the Waterloo Medal, see which medal gives you inspiration as you journey around our galleries in our trail & then make your very own to take home with you!

Fun for the whole family!

Activities last 1hr 30 mins.

Booking recommended to guarantee a space. To book call 020 7930 3070.

Activities included in entrance fee.

Adult £7, Child/Senior £5, Family £18 (2 adults+3 children)

Marvellous Medals This May

Come and see our marvellous medals in the museum this May -& even try your hand at making one!

From a Victoria Cross to the Waterloo Medal, see which medal gives you inspiration as you journey around our galleries in our trail & then make your very own to take home with you!

Fun for the whole family!

Activities last 1hr 30 mins.

Booking recommended to guarantee a space. To book call 020 7930 3070.

Activities included in entrance fee.

Adult £7, Child/Senior £5, Family £18 (2 adults+3 children)

Marvellous Medals This May

Come and see our marvellous medals in the museum this May -& even try your hand at making one!

From a Victoria Cross to the Waterloo Medal, see which medal gives you inspiration as you journey around our galleries in our trail & then make your very own to take home with you!

Fun for the whole family!

Activities last 1hr 30 mins.

Booking recommended to guarantee a space. To book call 020 7930 3070.

Activities included in entrance fee. 

Adult £7, Child/Senior £5, Family £18 (2 adults+3 children)