Guards Museum

ADDRESS
Wellington Barracks, Westminster, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ
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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.

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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:

10.00
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15.30

Saturday:

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

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    Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
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    27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 7 minutes from Guards Museum
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