The Household Cavalry Museum and Shop

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Visit the Household Cavalry Museum to learn about the British Army's two senior regiments, The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals, and see their working stables through a large glass screen. Visit our website for opening times and our online shop.

Don't miss this week's The Household Cavalry Regimental Historian #podcast about soldier, secret agent & fabled inspirat...
28/05/2020

Don't miss this week's The Household Cavalry Regimental Historian #podcast about soldier, secret agent & fabled inspiration for John Buchan & Ian Fleming, David Smiley:
http://www.householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/not-a-lot-of-people-know-this-podcast/
#episode10 #JamesBond #007 🔫🍸

Next week: #WinstonChurchill's Spymaster ... 🕵️

#BestOfBritish #servetolead #specialforces #intelligence

(most excellent images: Clive Jones, Edinburgh University Press, and The Guardian obituaries)

Thrilled to share The Household Cavalry Regimental Historian's new channel with you all.Adding visuals to our wildly pop...
19/05/2020

Thrilled to share The Household Cavalry Regimental Historian's new channel with you all.

Adding visuals to our wildly popular #lockdown2020 #podcast Not a Lot of People Know This and including new series Spoils of War this entertaining and fascinating channel is totally free and not to be missed.

http://householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/regimental-historian-youtube-channel/

#MuseumFromHome #homelearning

We join the world in thanking those who came before us; those who made possible the freedoms we currently miss so much. ...
08/05/2020

We join the world in thanking those who came before us; those who made possible the freedoms we currently miss so much.

To them we say thank you.
To each other we say We'll Meet Again.

#VEDay75 #VEDay #MuseumFromHome

Fuller information on how to celebrate, commemorate and create can be found here:
http://householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/ve-day-75/

(image source: BBC)

30/04/2020
Museums Association

Loving https://www.facebook.com/MuseumsAssoc/ Museumsfromhome day with #BBCArts.

So much great stuff online a absolutely LOADS to do with us:

1. Visit our Museum #virtually with this brilliant walk through technology- ask us your questions and plan your next visit now!
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=Xk1bB6i5b7s

2. Bring the Museum into your home with these excellent print and play at home activities and even helping us name our horses!
http://www.householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/visits-bookings/virtual-visit/

3. Accept our #HomeChallenge and recreate these images in your home with only the people and tools to hand.
http://www.householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Home-Challenge-collection-image-recreation.pdf
#Creativity welcome!

4. Accept our #282Challenge and complete 282 loops of your kitchen table to support
@HCav's 7 #marathons this week https://facebook.com/HCavMuseum/
Include your #family & have fun hopping, skipping & jumping!

5. Over 50 hours of swashbuckling adventures care of our Regimental Historian #ChristopherJoll's #audiobooks.
http://householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/speedicut-novels-and-desert-island-disaster/
(Plus don't forget the new weekly podcast!
http://www.householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/not-a-lot-of-people-know-this-podcast/)

#MuseumFromHome #CultureinQuarantine
So many #armchairadventures to be had during #lockdown, vote on your #favourite NOW!

A dynamic membership organisation and a vibrant network for everyone working in museums and heritage.

British Army
27/04/2020

British Army

For many, homeschooling is a daunting prospect. The Army's Educational & Training Services have put together a handy guide, giving resources and tips to help educate your children and yourself

Find it at: http://ow.ly/hSeb50yZwm2

#Coronavirus #InThisTogether #COVIDSupportForce

27/04/2020
British Army

British Army

After a long week, what better way to enjoy the weekend than activities with your children.

Here we show you how to build a shelter in your back garden, or with a bit of creative license, your front room.

Homeschooling is on pause until Monday so try to enjoy the time you are spending together, but remember, #StaySafe #StayHome

As The Household Cavalry run 150m loops of their garden 282 times each day this week (yes, that's 7 marathons folks!) fo...
27/04/2020

As The Household Cavalry run 150m loops of their garden 282 times each day this week (yes, that's 7 marathons folks!) for Children with Cancer UK we challenge YOU to walk around your kitchen table 282 times.

Split it with your family, take as long as you like and share your photos with us and we'll reward your efforts with free Museum admission tickets for when we re-open.

Spread the word, donate here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RufusCamm
and #StayHome #StaySafe #ProtecttheNHS

The Household Cavalry
27/04/2020

The Household Cavalry

Lt Rufus Camm was supposed to run the London Marathon today but is now stranded in Bulford! As a result, the officers staying in camp have decided to each run a marathon in the garden one day this week (282 laps of the garden, with modelled London landmarks for added immersion!).

An Officer will run a marathon each day until next Saturday.

#TrustedGuardians #StayHomeStaySafe #InThisTogether

HOME CHALLENGE:With only the 'tools' to hand in your household, recreate these beautiful images from our collection.Obje...
14/04/2020

HOME CHALLENGE:

With only the 'tools' to hand in your household, recreate these beautiful images from our collection.

Objects, people, and artistic/poetic licence all most welcome.
Points for accuracy, comedy and style.

Huge thanks to The Getty Museum for the inspiration!

🎨🖌️🐴🖼️📸

#MuseumFromHome #COVID19 #create

There is something for everyone in our blog this week:http://householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/blog/With the episode 2 of our...
03/04/2020
Blog – Household Cavalry Museum

There is something for everyone in our blog this week:
http://householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/blog/

With the episode 2 of our new #podcast Not a Lot of People Know This... and interviews with The Household Cavalry Museum and Shop Director Alice Pearson and Sir #GeoffHurst by The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

#VirtualVisit #FridayMotivation #MuseumFromHome

Plus don't forget our Virtual Visit page offering for fun for the whole family: http://www.householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/visits-bookings/virtual-visit/
If you can think of anything else you'd like to see us putting out there to help keep everyone going during isolation, just let us know. Helpful comments welcome below ⬇️⬇️⬇️.

Hello Facebook. Yes, we're closed, but no, we're not alone. None of us are.Inspired by our Regiment The Household Cavalr...
19/03/2020
Virtual visit: fun facts and Cavalry colouring in – Household Cavalry Museum

Hello Facebook. Yes, we're closed, but no, we're not alone. None of us are.

Inspired by our Regiment The Household Cavalry who are carrying on like the troopers they truly are, we've created a web-page to help carry our message onward in these uncertain times. Follow this link for a virtual visit, fun facts, and Cavalry colouring in for all:
http://www.householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk/visits-bookings/virtual-visit/

Tag us in social media and we'll reply when we can, and let's stay positive until we can all open our doors again.

"Strong in will. To Strive, to Seek, to Find; and not to Yield."

Even during this time of isolation there’s no reason for the fun to stop completely. Inspired by the Household Cavalry who are carrying on like the troopers they truly are, we thought we’d bring you some virtual fun to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

18/03/2020

Following government guidance in response to the #COVID19 outbreak and in line with military #museums in #London we will be closed to the public from Thursday 19 March until further notice.

Despite Storm Jorge making the Guard change a bit soggy  today , the Blues and Royals as always looked immaculate .
29/02/2020

Despite Storm Jorge making the Guard change a bit soggy today , the Blues and Royals as always looked immaculate .

The Guards
26/02/2020

The Guards

Immaculate turnout takes hours of hard work and dedication, for The Household Cavalry the only the best turned out get to be mounted during their time on guard those who were pipped to top trooper do not get to sit on their horse and must stand at the entrance of Horse Guards.

25/02/2020
The Army in London - HQ London District

The Army in London - HQ London District

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment hosted this year’s Annual Cavalry Pairs Farriers’ Competition. The event heated up over the last two days showcasing great skill and teamwork from military and civilian farriers from all over the world.

Teams of two must work together to shoe one side of a Cavalry Black horse each in just 1 hour! Speed, efficiency, craftsmanship, teamwork, but most importantly a perfect fit and balance for the whole horse, are judged by the Guild and Master Farrier. 🐴🔥💂🏻‍♀️

Take a look at what’s involved 👇👇

In line with public safety recommendations due to Storm Ciara we will be closed on Sunday 9 February. We plan to reopen ...
07/02/2020
Household Cavalry Museum

In line with public safety recommendations due to Storm Ciara we will be closed on Sunday 9 February. We plan to reopen on Monday 10 February at 10am.
Further information can be found on our website householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk or via Royal Parks http://royalparks.org.uk/whats-on/latest-news/storm-ciara-and-royal-parks-closures and the Met Office https://twitter.com/metoffice

Mounted Trooper of The Blues and Royals in Mounted Review Order, the summer uniform of the Household Cavalry, on one of the Household Cavalry’s famous black horses.

The mounted guard are the last to be inspected at 4pm . The ceremony has been happening at Horse Guards since 1894  on t...
29/01/2020

The mounted guard are the last to be inspected at 4pm . The ceremony has been happening at Horse Guards since 1894 on th orders of Queen Victoria.

Despite the worried look, Sefton's peppermint soon arrived.
24/01/2020

Despite the worried look, Sefton's peppermint soon arrived.

Quiet days in January can be the best time to see the Household Cavalry and visit their Museum. Avoid the crowds and com...
09/01/2020

Quiet days in January can be the best time to see the Household Cavalry and visit their Museum. Avoid the crowds and come along for the Changing of the Queen's Life Guard at 11am or 10am on Sunday and the daily 4 pm Garrison Inspection.

01/01/2020
The Army in London - HQ London District

The Army in London - HQ London District

There’s a new guy in town and he’s a giant... Say hello to Ed, the new Drum Horse in training with the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Hyde Park barracks.
The five-year-old Shire horse will undergo extensive training to test his suitability to the important role of a Drum Horse.
If successful, Ed could perform at The Queen's Birthday Parade as well as other State Ceremonial occasions.
The troops in Knightsbridge cannot wait to start working with the new boy!

21/12/2019
The Band of The Household Cavalry

Another Christmas treat from the Household Cavalry Band, enjoy ! .

There are only 5 days till Christmas which means it's time to share the festive treat from our saxophone section! This year they're performing an arrangement of Leroy Anderson's infamous 'Sleigh Ride' arranged by former Australian Army musician Nigel McGill, founder of Sax School.

Enjoy!

www.mcgillmusic.com
The Army in London - HQ London District The Household Division Corps of Army Music

Happy holidays from all of us!The Museum is open throughout the season apart from the morning of 19/12, 24-26/12 inclusi...
18/12/2019

Happy holidays from all of us!

The Museum is open throughout the season apart from the morning of 19/12, 24-26/12 inclusive and late afternoon of 31/12.

16/12/2019
The Army in London - HQ London District

The Army in London - HQ London District

We're starting to feel very Christmassy. To help you get in the mood here's a special arrangement by Lance Corporal Lamerton-Reece of The Band of the Household Cavalry of 'In the Bleak Midwinter'. Stay safe in the wind and rain people.

If your waiting to find the perfect Christmas present, don't leave it too late . Why don't you pop into the Household Ca...
02/12/2019

If your waiting to find the perfect Christmas present, don't leave it too late . Why don't you pop into the Household Cavalry Museum shop at Horse Guards for great gift ideas.

The Household Cavalry
10/11/2019

The Household Cavalry

With the Nation falling silent to pause and reflect for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those who continue the fight to this day, we thought we should illustrate our new Memorial site, relocated from our previous home in Combermere Barracks to Bulford Camp.

"At the going down of the Sun,
and in the morning,
We Will Remember Them"

Another busy but fun day for the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
09/11/2019

Another busy but fun day for the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

Today’s the day! The Lord Mayor’s Show starts at Mansion House at 11am. Head to the square mile for a parade like no other when the Armed Forces join with businesses, charities, Guilds and organisations to welcome a new Lord Mayor of London into office. Line the streets and give us a cheer, watch on BBC1 TV from 10.45am or if you’re out and about or overseas tune into this page for a unique insight on Facebook LIVE!
BBC Studios

After a fantastic open day at the Museum during half term, which allowed visitors to meet the horses in the stables of t...
05/11/2019

After a fantastic open day at the Museum during half term, which allowed visitors to meet the horses in the stables of the Queen's Life Guard for the first time, we made sure that they were duly rewarded for their efforts.

27/10/2019
UNILAD

UNILAD

These tech enthusiasts had their skills put to the test in an intense Army mission... 😱😂

Britain’s unsung equine heroes: George of the Household Cavalry — ‘he is one of only six ‘lay down horses’’ - Horse & Ho...
27/10/2019
Britain’s unsung equine heroes: George of the Household Cavalry — ‘he is one of only six ‘lay down horses’’ - Horse & Hound

Britain’s unsung equine heroes: George of the Household Cavalry — ‘he is one of only six ‘lay down horses’’ - Horse & Hound

Every day, our horses work for us tirelessly, teaching riding skills, providing therapy and promoting equestrianism. In this series, we meet some of the horses and ponies who are Britain’s unsung heroes, such such as George of the Household Cavalry

Thanks to Giles of the Household Cavalry Foundation for inviting these veteran London cabbies to the Museum for an excit...
17/10/2019

Thanks to Giles of the Household Cavalry Foundation for inviting these veteran London cabbies to the Museum for an exciting tour. 🚖🚖

The Household Cavalry
15/10/2019

The Household Cavalry

Today we remember Trooper James Munday.

Universally known as “Magpie”, Trooper James Munday, aged 21, from the Birmingham area, joined the Army on 9 February 2005 and after passing out of basic training went straight to the Mounted Regiment in Knightsbridge and later serving in Afghanistan on Herrick 8.

Trooper Munday was serving as a Jackal driver in Helmand Province when he was sadly killed in action, by an explosion that his Troop encountered whilst on a routine patrol north of Forward Operating Base Delhi, on 15th October 2008.

Recently, members of his family, friends, local council of Colsehill town, along with other members of the Regiment, came together to open a new housing estate, called "James Munday Rise", in honour of his courage and sacrifice.

We will remember him.

The Household Cavalry
15/10/2019

The Household Cavalry

With the rain thankfully holding back, the Regiment today conducted its annual escort of Her Majesty The Queen to The Houses of Parliament, for this years State Opening of Parliament.

After our successful duty, all Cavalrymen and horses returned home safely after a job well done!

We hope you all enjoyed today's spectacle!

Happy 35th Birthday to His Royal Highness Prince Harry,The Duke of Sussex.
15/09/2019

Happy 35th Birthday to His Royal Highness Prince Harry,The Duke of Sussex.

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
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I vacationed in London at the beginning of October, enjoyed visiting the museum. With all of the people around, I was still able to capture this photo that I printed on canvas, wanted to share. He was kind enough to catch a moment to pose without the crowd so I could get the shot.
Me visite to london, its a beautyfull place to be.
Cant wait to come and see my grandson on parade in london after his full training in catterick, I have never seen a boy so keen has he his , he his really doing well so proud of him.And my father would of been so proud and my grandfather all milatary , dad in the bomb disposel
CAN YOU HELP? We are putting a shout out to try and help a little boy who lost a much-loved toy dog at the Dismount Parade at Horse Guards yesterday afternoon. If you found this and handed it in or see a toy dog, described by his Mum as brown and bit tatty, lying around the area please send us a message and lets see if we can reunite this little man with his lost friend.
Hey All! Dan and the team have worked very hard setting up a dedicated page for The Forgotten Army Dogtag Project- here is a link https://m.facebook.com/ForgottenArmyDogtagProject/ We will post updates here and other places but the main hub for all things dogtags will be there! Come give us a follow and share it around! About everyday we are uncovering new stories of soldiers behind the tags. Thanks!! Lots of local regiments and residents who knows possibly a family members tags are amongst them
Veterans For Britain Report: Chequers Sacrifices British Control Over Armed Forces In effect, the Withdrawal Agreement and proposed Defence Treaty would keep the UK under EU power permanently – even after the end of the ‘transition period’.
Who is selling H C Christmas cards please.?
Maybe one day? No "bits" about it! 😁
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