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.
Museum Closed – In line with current government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) the museum is closed until further notice.
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.
Nearest Underground Stations:
St James’s Park, Green Park, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Victoria.
British Rail Main Line Stations:
Victoria, Charing Cross and Waterloo.
The museum can be found within 500 metres of Buckingham Palace down Birdcage Walk, right opposite The Guards Chapel. There are no parking facilities at the museum or on Birdcage Walk. Parking metres are available in some of the side streets. No bus route passes the museum. The museum has disabled access via a lift.
As you go through the museums gates, on your right is The Guards Toy Soldier Centre and on the left is The Guards Chapel.
Support the Museum
Creating a museum and maintaining a museum are two very different challenges. We receive considerable support from the Ministry of Defence in the form of premises and services and some assistance with staff costs, and for this we are extremely grateful. However, there are still significant sums to be found each year to allow us to keep our doors open to the public seven days a week.
In line with current government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) the museum is closed until further notice.
You can support our eventual reopening by helping to fund the new measures we will introduce to safeguard our visitors and staff. Please donate here.
The Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk,
London SW1E 6HQ
Tel: 020 7414 3271/3428