The Household Cavalry Museum
If you see the Horse Guards standing outside an arch on Whitehall and you want to know what it is all about then head to the Household Cavalry Museum next door!
Household Cavalry Museum is a museum about the men who protect Her Majesty the Queen and carry out ceremonial duties on state or royal occasions. The ones you see on Whitehall are protecting the official entrance to St. James’ and Buckingham Palace and they’ve been doing it for over 300 years. No cars can pass under this arch unless this is a member of the Royal family.
You can also see these immaculately dressed gentlemen on groomed horses every day at 11am outside the museum on Horse Guards Parade performing “the Queen’s Life Guard”, the ceremony which was started during King Charles II reign in the 17th century and remains unchanged to this day.
The museum tells the story of the Household Cavalry and houses rare artifacts like uniforms, arms and horse saddles used during some of the most famous battles in the British history. What’s more you can actually see the working stables with the horses being fed and washed and the soldiers at work at the viewing platform inside the museum.