Private Hire & Events

With its splendid setting on Horse Guards Parade in the very heart of ceremonial London, the museum not only celebrates the history and work of HM The Queen’s bodyguard, the Household Cavalry, the highest ranks in the British Army, but also offers itself as a wonderful and unique setting for a private use.

Household Cavalry Museum

Outside of museum hours the museum offer itself for private hire such as Director’s Tours, Private Tours, Receptions and Dinners and also hosts a range of our own hosted and partnered events.


Filming and photo shoots also work beautifully in our historic spaces beautifully laid out as follows:

The Museum Spaces

The Museum has a net available floor space of 400sqm that splits into 3 distinct galleries.
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capacities: when you hire the museum it is exclusively yours for the evening. We recommend a reception for 25–100  guests or dining for 6-32 guests.

(140 sq meters)

Gallery 1

Gallery 1 illustrates the dual ceremonial and operational roles of the Household Cavalry. It incorporates the original cobbled floor ( c.1753 ) that was unexpectedly discovered during the conversion and which has now been repaired and retained as the floor of the gallery.


(80 sq meters)

The Stables Gallery

The Stables Gallery is situated within The Queen’s Life Guard stables. It has been divided with a full height glazed screen which allows visitors to watch horses being looked after from the museum side where the stables fixtures have all been retained. This creates the illusion that one is actually visiting the working stables.

(170 sq meters)

Gallery 2

In Gallery 2 the original and magnificent vaulted ceilings of Horse Guards are uncovered. The gallery explains the origins and traces the history of the Household Cavalry with the story brought to life through the words, memories and outstanding collections belonging to those who served. All is shown in modern state-of-the-art displays.


For further information please contact

Alice Pearson on 020 7930 3090
or email
or the front desk on 020 7930 3070

The Household Cavalry Museum
Horse Guards
London SW1A 2AX


Nearest underground stations

Charing Cross, Westminster and Embankment

“Thank you so so much for looking after us so gloriously last Tuesday. It was wonderful from start to finish and the ideal place to have a really really lovely party – both beautiful and inspiring”

Jilly Cooper – her novel ‘Jump’ was launched at the Museum.

“a truly stunning and atmospheric venue“

Charlotte Johnson, The Woodland Trust

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