On their way into Horse Guards guests will encounter dismounted sentries, who guard what has been for 350 years the official entrance to the Royal Residences. Guests may be photographed alongside the troopers before entering the Museum.
After an anecdotal introduction to the Museum guests can enjoy the exhibition at their leisure with guides on hand to assist, inform and answer questions. They will learn about the history of the Household Cavalry, which comprises the two senior regiments in the British Army – The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.
These regiments have the unique role of providing Her Majesty The Queen’s mounted bodyguard on State and ceremonial occasions, but they also fight as an armoured reconnaissance regiment on active service in trouble spots and conflicts all over the world.
Their fascinating history, dating back to the restoration of King Charles II in 1660, is manifested by a dazzling array of uniforms, arms, pictures and rare, highly prized artefacts elegantly showcased in the magnificent mid-18th century stables along with vivid explanatory graphic and interactive presentations. Through a large glass partition visitors will have a the opportunity to look into the working stables of the Queen's Life Guard.
The visit lasts for an hour and is available to groups of 10 (minimum) to 50 ( maximum).
Details on request.
Available from 6.30 pm ( April to October) and from 5.30 pm (November - March).
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