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.

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Opening Times

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

Find Us

The Guards Museum
Wellington Barracks
Birdcage Walk
London SW1E 6HQ

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Changes to Opening Hours

Closed: Tuesday 5th March

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 a paying adult): Free

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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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

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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