Welcome to
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.

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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.

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Opening Times

10:00 – 16:00
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
(Last admission at 15:30)

Find Us

The Guards Museum
Wellington Barracks
Birdcage Walk
London SW1E 6HQ

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We will be closed on the following for operational reasons:

Saturday 25th June





London Pass

Enjoy access to The Guards Museum with The London Pass®

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Adults: £8.00
Senior Citizens (65 and over): £5.00
Ex-military: £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

About Us

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.

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Hospitality services

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.

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VIP Tours

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.

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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…

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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.

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