The Household Cavalry Museum

The Household Cavalry Museum is a living Museum in the heart of Horse Guards, Whitehall, London.

It celebrates the history and accomplishments of The Household Cavalry offering a unique 'behind the scenes' look at the work that goes into the ceremonial and armoured reconnaissance role of HM The Queen's Mounted Bodyguard.

Dress like a Cavalryman

in our uniforms: tunic, cuirass and helmet. See if you’ve got the mettle to protect the Monarch at home and abroad.

See the regiment in action

with hourly sentry changes, daily morning guard changes and daily afternoon Garrison Inspections.

Peek into the working stables

to see what it takes to care for our many beautiful horses.

Fun for the whole family

with school focused workshops and holiday and half term events.

Guided tours

can be arranged in advance for groups up to 20. Larger groups can be accommodated but are split into two.

Touchscreen multimedia guides

are available in 8 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Mandarin) and included in the ticket price for all paying guests.

book your

tickets here

Whether you deserve a day out to yourself, a trip with friends or a family outing, the museum is always a great place to visit. Tickets make a brilliant gift too.

Household Cavalry

Collections & Research

With one of the finest collections of regimental silver split between Knightsbridge and Windsor, see the ‘crown jewels’ of the collection here at Whitehall- including our William III drums and the Zetland Trophy.


I had a chance to visit this museum and was not disappointed. The exhibit on saddles and tack is adjacent to the stable and you get a chance to watch the work going on in the stables. These young men take great pride in their responsibilities as soldiers and keepers of these fine horses. The exhibits were extraordinary and well done. A must-see!

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For information on Coronavirus and the Museum please see here.

The Museum is available for private tours- please contact for further information.

Beyond this, following government guidance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and in line with military museums in London we will be closed to the public until further notice.

In the meantime, please enjoy our Virtual Visit page, our new podcast and our new YouTube Channel and stay positive until we can all open our doors again.

Please note: we will be unable to fulfil online shop orders until further notice.