Household Cavalry Museum London

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Horse Guards Whitehall, , SW1A 2AX

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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

At the Household Cavalry Museum you?ll discover the secrets and stories of the Queen's Life Guard, who have guarded the Sovereign since the time of Charles II (over 350 years).

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Museums | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | Equestrian Centres & Riding Schools | History | English | Drama / Performing Arts | Design and Technology | Storytelling

What we offer

Watch the ceremony of the Changing of the Queen's Life Guard - a tradition renowned all over the world.

Find out what happens at 4pm sharp each day and why.

How do the troopers make their boots so black and shiny?

Why do some troopers wear red tunics and others blue?

What made Queen Victoria not amused? 

Horse Guards Parade can be closed at short notice on the odd occasion due to a State Visit or rehearsals leading up to the Queen's Birthday Parade in June. In most instances the Museum will know in advance and inform intending groups if there is a problem, but it is still best to check with us a few days in advance.

What makes us a great choice?

We are based in central Royal London at Horse Guards, Whitehall?an area rich in history with easy transport links. We meet NC needs across a range of subjects and incorporate opportunities for large groups, small groups and individual work.

We encourage active participation in all aspects of the visit and give pupils plenty of opportunity to develop enquiry skills, whilst looking at a range of primary and secondary sources.

This is what people have said about us:-

It was lovely! with a fantastic range of activities to keep the students entertained. 
Definitely a great activity for children with disabilities.

Thank you very, very much for a lovely time. 
But don?t take our word for it?come and see for yourself. You will be sure of a warm welcome and a visit designed especially for the needs of your group 

Group Sizes Catered For

Up to 30 maximum. Smaller groups are recommended for special needs pupils. 

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Quizzes and Museum trails are available for all school ages. Worksheets can be provided on request. 

Samples of worksheets provided on booking. 

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Photographs may be taken but no flash . There are no copyright restrictions. 

Risk Assessment Details

Risk assessment available on request. A complimentary visit is advisable and welcomed. 

Education Officer Information

Doreen Hewitt 020 7930 3070 / 

Pricing Information

£4 per child (with accompanying adults free of charge). 
Under 5 1 Adult to 2 Children/ 5-7 1 Adult to 5 Children / 7-10 1 Adult to 10 Children/ over 10 
1 Adult to 15.

Entry fee includes touchscreen guide. 

Clothing Requirements

Sensible shoes due to 18th century cobblestone floor in part of Museum. Suitable outdoor clothing for weather conditions as part of the visit is likely to take place outside'. 

First Aid Information

We can provide preliminary first aid but it is always advisable for schools to bring their own qualified first aider particularly with schools with special needs.

Available Facilities

Shop. Maximum £5. We do not provide facilities for pupils to eat a packed lunch, but St James's Park (good toilets), Green Park and Embankment Gardens are a short walk away. 

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Suitable for disabled children and wheelchair friendly with a toilet for the disabled. 
As a small Museum we can only accommodate a maximum of 4 wheelchairs at one time. 
Please note that part of the Museum flooring is the original 18th century cobblestones so this can be awkward for those who find walking difficult. 

Opening Hours & Information

Open daily (except Good Friday and 24th-26th December) from 10am until 6pm (Nov - Mar 5pm). 

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