The Guards Museum
The Guards Museum tells the story of the five regiments of Foot Guards who have the honour and duty of protecting the Sovereign and the Royal Palaces from 1660 to the present day.
We follow the proud history of these world-class fighting soldiers from the English Civil War to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, with displays of our unique collection, which stretches back some 380 years.
We’re posting new content there and on the following platforms:
A series of Podcasts Bearskins, Bayonets and Bravery – Notes from The Guards Museum featuring inspiring and amusing stories that will inspire, astound and amuse.. Listen here
A series of videos exploring our rich collection and looking at the fascinating history of our five regiments. Watch here.
**We are closed till 8th October**
10:00 – 16:00
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
(Last admission at 15:30)
The Guards Museum
London SW1E 6HQ
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Great news, although we are currently closed we re-open on 8th October.
We look forward to welcoming you back and taking you through 360 years of our Regiments’ history.
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 an adult): Free
Disabled (one disabled person and one carer): 2 for 1
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
Contrary to popular opinion, the museum receives no external funding at all. 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