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.

Half Term Arts&Crafts – Wednesday

Join us this half term as we enjoy arts and crafts activities in our Stables Gallery.
Be inspired by the sights, sounds and smells (!) around you- draw horses, troopers, design uniforms and challenge yourself with our trails and quizzes.

 

Wednesday 29 May:
Self guided trails and uniform dressing up available all day
10am See the horses being prepared for Guard Change
10.30am-12noon Arts and Crafts activities, Stables Gallery
11am Guard Change
2pm-3.30pm Arts and Crafts activities, Stables Gallery
4pm Garrison Inspection

Half Term – Tuesday – Arts&Crafts – Soldier Q&A

Join us this half term as we enjoy arts and crafts activities in our Stables Gallery.
Be inspired by the sights, sounds and smells (!) around you- draw horses, troopers, design uniforms and challenge yourself with our trails and quizzes.

 

Tuesday 28 May:
Self guided trails and uniform dressing up available all day
10am See the horses being prepared for Guard Change
10.30am-12noon Arts and Crafts activities, Stables Gallery
11am Guard Change
2pm-3.30pm Arts and Crafts activities, Stables Gallery
3.30pm Serving Soldier Q&A, Stables Gallery
4pm Garrison Inspection

 

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)