Household Cavalry Museum

December 12, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Posted in General, London, Out and About, Tourism, Travel, UK | Leave a comment
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The Household Cavalry Museum tells funnily enough the story of the Household Cavalry.

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Their story covers the protection of the monarch throughout England’s tumultuous history, ceremonial duties and modern deployments overseas in war zones and peacekeeping missions.

The museum covers all of these elements and items are well displayed in their glass cases with short but clear descriptions. For those with less time or less attention there are larger overview pieces as well.

After the brief overview you enter into a horse stable and it’s no simple mock up but a sealed off part of the actual Horse Guard stables, there’s a glass wall between the two sections and you may get the chance to see some of the Horse Guards at work.

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This same section also offers the chance to try on some of the uniform and use some interactive displays to learn more about different elements and history of the Cavalry.

The final section gives a more in depth history of the Household Cavalry from their establishment to today.

It was all quite informative and interesting in a well designed museum. I’d certainly recommend it for a quick 30 -40 minute wander.

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The Household Cavalry Museum is located within the impressive Horse Guards building on Whitehall/St James’s Park and costs £6.

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More photos at Flickr.

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