Household Cavalry Museum, London

Household Cavalry Museum, London

If you spend some time at Horse Guards, you're bound to encounter a member of the Household Cavalry either standing guard or riding past on horseback. They are a striking sight, dressed in vibrant crimson uniforms adorned with gleaming brass armor. Comprised of soldiers from the most prestigious regiments in the British Army, the Life Guard and the Blues and Royals, membership in this elite unit is considered a great honor. They serve as the official bodyguards of the Queen and play a vital role in state events, including the renowned Changing the Guard ceremony.

Located within the original 17th-century stables of the cavalry, the museum houses exhibits showcasing uniforms and weaponry dating all the way back to 1661. Additionally, there are interactive displays highlighting the regiments' present-day operational duties. In the tack room, visitors can handle saddles and bridles, and even try on a trooper's uniform, complete with the distinctive brass helmet featuring a horsehair plume. Behind a glass wall, you can also observe the working horses as they are cared for in their stable block.

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Sight Name: Household Cavalry Museum
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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