Guards Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
Wellington Barracks, Westminster, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
10am-4pm Daily (last admission 3.30pm) | Closed Dec 16 to Jan 2 | Call ahead on ceremonial days to check opening
 
PRICES
£4 (Adult), £2 (Concessions), FREE (Under 16s)
 

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Guards MuseumThe Guards Museum houses a collection of uniforms, colours and artefacts spanning over 300 years of history of the Foot Guards. There are five regiments of Foot Guards: the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards. Along with the two regiments of Household Cavalry they make up Her Majesty's Household Division. These are the servicemen you see at the changing of the guards at the royal residences including Buckingham Palace. Within the museum is the Guards Chapel where Sunday services, accompanied by a choir and the band of one of the regiments of The Household Division, are open to the public. Functions at the museum and private views can be arranged.

 

Guards Museum events

 
Waterloo Lives: The Defence Of Hougoumont FarmWaterloo Lives: The Defence Of Hougoumont Farm2015-05-23T10:00:00+01002015-11-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Guards Museum,   Wellington Barracks  Birdcage Walk    SW1E 6HQ
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Waterloo Lives: The Defence Of Hougoumont Farm
 

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Guards Museum  Wellington Barracks Exterior  

   
Guards Museum - Wellington Barracks Exterior

Guards Museum Wellington Barracks Exterior 

Opening and closing times for Guards Museum

Today (Saturday) Guards Museum closes at 15.30

Monday:

10.00
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15.30
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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15.30
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
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15.30
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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15.30
 
 

Friday:

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15.30
 
 

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10.00
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15.30
 
 

Sunday:

10.00
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15.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - Guards Museum Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Victoria Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arlington House Pure Parking
 
9 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Westminster
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Guards Museum on LondonTown.com

 
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    Churchill War Rooms
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from Guards Museum
    Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors to the ... More
     
     
     
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    Household Cavalry Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 11 minutes from Guards Museum
    Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear accounts ... More
     
     
     
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    Garden Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 16 minutes from Guards Museum
    Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight into ... More
     
     
     
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    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
    Once Buckingham Palace's resident chapel, the Queen's Gallery was opened in 1962 and holds regularly changing exhibitions. It allows the general public glimpses of rarely seen ... More
     
     
     
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    Buckingham Palace
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
    England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every ... More
     
     
     
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    Clarence House
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
    The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of the ... More
     
     
     
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    Stop!... The Play
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd to 27th June 2015
    Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 12 minutes from Guards Museum
    David Spicer's chaotic comedy about the final rehearsal and first night of a stage play, which undergoes numerous rewrites until the entire production threatens to implode. ...More
     
     
     
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    The 39 Steps
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th September 2006 to 31st October 2015 - Various Times
    Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, St James's, London SW1Y | 13 minutes from Guards Museum
    Hitchcock's 1935 movie is a masterpiece of sustained adventure, as the hero - framed for murder - becomes both pursuer and prey for a shadowy international ...More
     
     
     
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    Sunny Afternoon
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 24th October 2015
    Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 13 minutes from Guards Museum
    Using music and lyrics by The Kinks' lead singer and songwriter Ray Davies, and a script by award-winning playwright Joe Penhall, Sunny Afternoon ...More
     
     
     
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    St James Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    12 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 4 minutes from Guards Museum
    Billed by its operators as 'the first newly built central London theatre in 30 years', St James Theatre opens to ... More
     
     
     
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    Curzon Victoria
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    58 Victoria Street, SW1E | 4 minutes from Guards Museum
    Curzon Victoria is the chain's seventh London venue, providing a boutique cinema option in central London. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a broad ... More
     
     
     
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    Victoria Palace Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 6 minutes from Guards Museum
    The exterior of the Victoria Palace is among the most impressive of any theatre in London. Before the advent of air travel, the giant arch, dome ... More
     
     
     
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    William Curley, Harrods
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
    The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest concession in Harrods. Curley has worked with ... More
     
     
     
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    Lock & Co
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    6 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
    Founded in 1676, for centuries Lock & Co. has been the place to shop for a top hat if you're off to Ascot. The quaint shop ... More
     
     
     
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    John Lobb
    London > Shopping > Shoes
    9 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
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    The Royal Quarter Cafe
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    Wellington House, 72-73 Buckingham Gate, SW1E | 1 minute from Guards Museum
    The Royal Quarter Cafe opens on 24th June 2013. The Royal Quarter Cafe occupies the ground floor of Wellington House, a striking ten storey mixed use ... More
     
     
     
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    Bank Westminster and Zander Bar
    London > Restaurants > Brasseries
    45 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Guards Museum
    The tranquil dining room at Bank Westminster exudes class and sophistication, set within an airy conservatory which overlooks a outdoor courtyard complete with fountain. Regulars ... More
     
     
     
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    The Library at St Ermin's Hotel
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    2 Caxton Street, Westminster, SW1H | 2 minutes from Guards Museum
    In a stunning Regency-style setting, The Library at St Ermin's Hotel offers a cosmopolitan take on the great British tradition of afternoon tea. In a bright, ... More
     
     
     
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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 23 minutes from Guards Museum
    Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
     
     
     
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    L'Atelier des Chefs
    London > Education > Adult Education
    19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 23 minutes from Guards Museum
    Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
     
     
     
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    The LookOut, Hyde Park
    London > Education > Other Attractions
    Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 25 minutes from Guards Museum
    Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
     
     
     
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    Urban Retreat at Harrods
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
    Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
     
     
     
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    Big Bus Company
    London > Leisure > Sightseeing Tours
    48 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
    The Big Bus Company tour takes you to all of London's famous landmarks and reveals the capital's colourful 2,000-year history. The tour offers you a choice ... More
     
     
     
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    Green Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 8 minutes from Guards Museum
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    Two Chairmen Public House
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Dartmouth Street, SW1H | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
    Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
     
     
     
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    The Reform Club
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 10 minutes from Guards Museum
    Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
     
     
     
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    Red Lion Pub
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Guards Museum
    Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
     
     
     
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    The Tapster
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
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    Cask & Glass
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 3 minutes from Guards Museum
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    Leopard Champagne & Cocktail Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    41 Hotel London, 41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 5 minutes from Guards Museum
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    Central Hall Westminster
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 6 minutes from Guards Museum
    Central London's largest conference and events venue has welcomed an array of illustrious speakers through the ages - including Gandhi, Churchill and the Prince of Wales. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
    Seven floors of purpose-built meeting space in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) is a well known permanent conference space situated ... More
     
     
     
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    Spencer House
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
    Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
     
     
     
     
     

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    Gold
    Exhibitions | Until 26th June 2015 

    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 3 minutes walk from Guards Museum

    Exhibition celebrating the beauty and symbolism of gold through 50 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal ...More

    Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    Buckingham Palace 3 minutes walk from Guards Museum

    Paintings, botanical studies, drawings, books, manuscripts and decorative arts, the exhibition explores the changing character of the garden from the ...More

    Private Evening View For Groups: Painting Paradise
    Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2015 

    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 3 minutes walk from Guards Museum

    An after-hours event to view the exhibition, with refreshments available....More

    Exhibition Talk For Groups: Painting Paradise
    Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2015 

    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 3 minutes walk from Guards Museum

    A member of staff from the Royal Collection Trust discusses the exhibition....More

    Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
    Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 3 minutes walk from Guards Museum

    Scenes from royal gardens at Buckingham Palace, Whitehall and Hampton Court are shown in Painting Paradise, an exhibition ...More

     
    Miniature Painting Workshop: The Garden Of Paradise
    Exhibitions | Until 23rd May 2015 

    Buckingham Palace 3 minutes walk from Guards Museum

    Paint your own imagined paradise garden....More

    Changing Of The Guard
    Leisure | Until 1st June 2015 

    Buckingham Palace 3 minutes walk from Guards Museum

    Soldiers from the Queen's Guard march from Wellington Barracks to the forecourt of the palace accompanied by a band, then ...More

    Matthew Vankan
    Concerts | On 23rd May 2015 

    St James Theatre 4 minutes walk from Guards Museum

    The vocalist performs jazz and swing numbers....More

    McQueen
    McQueen
    Theatre | Until 6th June 2015 

    St James Theatre 4 minutes walk from Guards Museum

    2015 really is the year of Alexander McQueen. Not only is the late designer the subject of a blockbuster V&A ...More

     
     
     
     
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