The Household Cavalry Museum
London SW1A 2AX
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Charing Cross, Westminster and Embankment
General enquiries: 020 7930 3070
10am – 6pm April to October
10am – 5pm November to March
(except 25th March / 24th April / 24th -26th December).
Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
As per the routine of the annual Ceremonial Season, the museum closes to allow security sweeps and highly secure rehearsals on Horse Guards Parade throughout May and June. Being on the highest level of security in 2017 our closures are more far reaching than in years passed and are as follows:
Friday 26 May – Museum open 12-18:00hrs
Wednesday 31 May – Museum open 12-18:00hrs
Thursday 1 June – Museum open 12-18:00hrs
Saturday 3 June – Museum open 13-18:00hrs
Tuesday 6 June – Museum open 13-18:00hrs
Saturday 10 June – Museum open 13-18:00hrs
Monday 12 June – Museum closed
Tuesday 13 June – Museum open 10-14:00hrs
Wednesday 14 June – Museum open 10-16:00hrs
Thursday 15 June – Museum open 10-16:00hrs
Saturday 17 June – Museum open 13-18:00hrs
Outside of these above changes the museum will be open 10-18:00hrs as per usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you can join us on another date in this summer period.
Beating Retreat tickets for Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June can be bought here:
Children (aged 5-16) and Concessions: £5.00
Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children): £18.00
10% discount on groups of 8 or more.
Find out more about Group Discounts >
Please telephone for further details
The Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard takes place daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am (10am Sundays). The Daily Inspection takes place at 4pm (Front Yard Whitehall).
An impressive range of gifts and souvenirs is available from the Museum shop
We are committed to ensuring the Household Cavalry Museum is accessible to all visitors. If you have any queries or need any assistance, please ask.
No animals, except guide dogs are allowed in the Museum.
Combine a visit to the Museum with any of the following attractions close by.
The Banqueting House is directly opposite Horse Guards.
The Guards Museum, Churchill War Rooms, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s Gallery and The Royal Mews are a short walk away.
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Open to the public 7 days a week, there’s always something to see at the museum.
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