About the museum

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.

The museum seeks to assist the Army Heritage Branch in promoting interest in the Army in general and The Guards in particular. We are 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.

Opening Times

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


Changes to Opening Hours

25th May: Closed

26th May: Closed


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 the Guards

The story of the Foot Guards spans over 360 years of history and they served in many of the campaigns and theatres that shaped the modern world.

Find out about their pivotal role at Waterloo, or how they have adapted to ever changing warfare in the 20th Century.

Find out more  

Find us

The Guards Museum
Wellington Barracks
Birdcage Walk
London SW1E 6HQ

Getting Here

St James’s Park Station
Westminster Station

Victoria Station