About The Guards
Aims and Ideals
The Museum is committed to providing a safe and secure repository for artefacts belonging to the five regiments of Her Majesty’s Foot Guards. The museum strives to make these artefacts available for viewing by members of these regiments as well as by the general public.
The Museum is committed to providing a safe and secure repository for artefacts belonging to these five regiments and we strive to make these artefacts available for viewing by members of these regiments as well as by the general public.
The trustees and the staff seek to provide a representative selection of exhibits for display and rotate these from time to time with other exhibits, either from the reserve collection or from items on loan from other collections.
The museum exists to tell the story of the proud, loyal and unbroken service of the five regiments stretching back some 380 years.
The collection is primarily intended as an educational aid to help young Guardsmen learn about their regimental heritage and to show a wider audience the multi-faceted nature of their operational lives both in combat and on ceremonial duties.
The museum seeks to assist the Army Heritage Branch in promoting interest in the Army in general and The Guards in particular. We are also committed to upholding the good name and reputation of the Household Division in the preservation and development of the collection and the interpretation of it for future generations. One of our key aims is to inspire young men and women to serve in the ranks of these great regiments serving the Sovereign and protecting the nation which is why we make no charge for children under the age of 16 years.
The museum has been registered and accredited with Arts Council England (ACE) since 1999 and most recently re-accredited in October 2017.
The Director and staff frequently advise the major broadcasting companies on the military ceremonial aspects of State Occasions.