Welcome to The Guards Museum
We tell the story of the Five Regiments of Foot Guards, who have had the duty and honour of protecting the Sovereign and Royal Palaces from 1660 to the present day.
Follow the proud history of these world class fighting soldiers from the English Civil War to Afghanistan, through our unique collection which stretches back over 380 years.Find out more
Open 7 Days a week
10:00 – 16:00
(Last admission at 15:30)
The Guards Museum
London SW1E 6HQ
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Changes to standard opening time:
12th December 2023 Closed
14th December 2023 Closed
19th December 2023 to 15th January 2024 Closed
Enjoy access to The Guards Museum with The London Pass®Find out more
Senior Citizens (65 and over): £5.00
Students (with student card): £5.00
Serving Military Personnel: £2.00
Serving Guardsmen: Free
Children (0-16 – must be accompanied by a paying adult): Free
Booking is not required unless you are a group over 10
The museum was originally founded as a teaching aid for new recruits to learn their Regimental heritage.
Today we enable a diverse public audience to discover the multi-faceted nature of the soldiers’ operational lives, both in combat and on ceremonial duties.
News, Events and Interesting Stories
July 5, 2021
Are you looking to volunteer in a wonderful museum in the heart of London?
The Guards Museum makes a different and special venue for a variety of social occasions.
The museum has its own highly professional corporate entertaining service which caters for both corporate and private events.Find out more
Did you know you can go backstage to get a very personal and immersive visit which includes meeting some of the key individuals who take part in the iconic ceremony of Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace as well as photo opportunities and a guided tour of the collection.
Welcome to The Guards Experience.
Archives and Family Research
Unfortunately the Museum does not hold soldiers records, so we are unable to help with this type of family research. However, you can find details of where to go…Find out more
Support The Guards Museum
The museum receives no external funding. We stand and fall by the money we can make through our commercial activities or through the generosity of our visitors. Your contribution, however small, can make a huge difference to our existence and our ability to keep our doors open to the public allowing us to tell the incredible story of these great regiments.Donate now