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The Household Cavalry Museum

Within the Horse Guards in Whitehall sits The Household Cavalry Museum, a living museum recounting the cavalry's history. Visitors can hear first-hand accounts of the troopers' rigorous training and their modern-day fighting role.

Headquarters of the Household Division, the Horse Guards date back to 1750. The Household Cavalry has performed the Queen's Life Guard in a daily ceremony that has remained pretty much unchanged for over 350 years.

Rare objects, stories and displays at the museum include an outstanding collection of treasures from ceremonial uniforms, Royal Standards and gallantry awards to musical instruments, horse furniture and jewelled boxes by Fabergé - some on display to the public for the first time.

Visitors get a 'behind the scenes' look at the work that goes into the ceremonial duties and operational role of The Household Cavalry. Peer into a working 18th-century stable (via a glazed screen), watch horses being groomed, fed and watered or having their hooves oiled and saddles adjusted ready to go on guard.

Little ones can try on helmets and kit in the special dressing-up area. While they're not marching up and down like miniature troopers, they can go on a children's trail and swot up on their cavalry knowledge via the touch-screen quizzes.

The Household Cavalry Museum; photo courtesy of the Household Cavalry Museum

The Household Cavalry Museum Information

When: Daily

Where: London

Cost: £6; children £4

Opening Hours: Mar-Sep: daily 10am-6pm; Oct-Feb: daily 10am-5pm

Address: Horse Guards, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2AX

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