Welcome to The Guards Museum

We are The Guards Museum: representing the soldiers that you may have seen guarding Buckingham Palace. We cover nearly 400 years of rich history behind the five regiments of Foot Guards – a history that spans from the beginning of the British Army to the present day.

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Opening Times

Open 7 Days a week
10:00 – 16:00
(Last admission at 15:30)

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The Guards Museum
Wellington Barracks
Birdcage Walk
London SW1E 6HQ

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Changes to Opening Hours

17th July: Closed

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Adults: £8.00
Over 65s: £5.00
Ex-services (British): £5.00
Students (with student card): £5.00
Serving Personnel (British): £2.00
Serving Guard: Free
Children (0-16 – must be accompanied by a paying adult): Free

National Art Pass & Museums Association Memberships are accepted here

Booking is not required unless you are a group over 10

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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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

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.

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