Visits & Bookings

The Museum is situated in Horse Guards, the heart of ceremonial London, with access off Horse Guards Parade. It is within very easy walking distance of Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and Downing Street, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace and the Embankment piers. Public transport links are also excellent.

Household Cavalry Museum

Visitor Information

The Household Cavalry Museum
Horse Guards
London SW1A 2AX

Download map here: Household Cavalry Museum location map


Nearest underground stations

Charing Cross, Westminster and Embankment

General enquiries: 020 7930 3070

Opening times

Open daily
10am – 6pm April to October
10am – 5pm November to March
(except Marathon Day, Easter Friday, and Christmas Eve-Boxing Day inclusive when we are closed all day).

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.



Adults: £9.00
Children (aged 5-16) and Concessions: £7.00
Familyticket (2 adults & 3 children): £24.00

Military guest prices:
Serving Household Cavalry  personnel and accompanying families: free of charge
Veterans (all regiments, ranks and countries): free of charge
Serving Military personnel: 50% discount  to £4.50 on the front door

2020 Ceremonial Season security closures:

Her Majesty The Queen’s annual Birthday Parade is on Saturday 13 June 2020 and in line with required security closures our normal 10am-6pm opening times will be affected on the following dates. Please note that last entry to the Museum is always 45 minutes before the doors close.

May 2020:
Thursday 7 – open 1pm-6pm
Tuesday 12 – closed all day
Wednesday – closed all day
Thursday 14 – closed all day
Monday 18 – open 1pm-6pm
Wednesday 20 – open 1pm-6pm
Friday 22 – open 1pm-6pm
Thursday 28 – open 12noon-6pm
Saturday 30 – open 1pm-6pm

June 2020:
Monday 1 – closed all day
Tuesday 2 – closed all day
Wednesday 3 – open 10am-3pm
Thursday 4 – open 10am-3pm
Saturday 6 – open 1pm-6pm
Monday 8 – open 10am-2pm
Tuesday 9 – open 10am-3pm
Wednesday 10 – open 10am-4pm
Thursday 11 – open 10am-4pm
Saturday 13 – open 1pm-6pm

Third party vouchers

We’re thrilled whenever entry to the Museum has been gifted via a voucher, or sourced through a third party. When this is  the case you will need all parts of a valid voucher to gain entry: this means a voucher within its expiry date and with both voucher number and activation code (where appropriate) to hand. Thank you.

Group discounts available

10% discount on groups of 8 or more.

Find out more about Group Discounts >

Audio-visual guides

Personal audio-visual guides are included in the admission price. These are available in English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.


Tours are available for group bookings of 8 or more.

Find out more about Group Bookings >

Private tours are available for smaller groups.

Find out more about Director’s Tours>

School parties:

Please telephone for further details

Daily Ceremony

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).

Gift Shop

An impressive range of gifts and souvenirs is available from the Museum shop

Disabled Access

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.

Touring the area

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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