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Household Cavalry Museum – Virtual Tour

Household Cavalry Museum

Household Cavalry Museum – Virtual Tour

The Household Cavalry Museum is the museum of the Household Cavalry. Visitors can view the Household Cavalry horses in their 18th-century working stables. The museum focuses on the training and history of the regiment.

The afternoon inspection of the guards and horses happens daily at 4 pm. This routine began in 1894 when Queen Victoria found the guards drinking and gambling in the afternoon instead of tending to their duty.

She proclaimed that they would be punished by a Four ‘O’ Clock inspection daily for the next 100 years. This proclamation and punishment officially expired in 1994, but Queen Elizabeth II chose to continue the inspection parade out of respect for tradition.

Household Cavalry Museum

  • Museum:      Household Cavalry Museum
  • City:              London
  • Country:       United Kingdom
  • Type:             Military Museum
  • Location:      Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London, United Kingdom

Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards, London,

Household Cavalry Life Guards 4 O’clock Inspection

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The Household Cavalry Museum


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– Bertrand Russell


Photo Credit: JOM

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