History of the Guards Museum
The museum was initially established in 1988 through an appeal fund raised by Colonel Andrew Duncan and Major Ian Calvocoressi. The Ministry of Defence has been helping in maintenance of the museum by contributing for the staff costs and certain other services. It was registered with MLA in 1999 and accredited in 2008.
Collections to See at the Guards Museum
The museum showcases weapons, paintings, sculptures, models, and artefacts of the footguards. It also displays different Guards Uniforms (evolved over time).
Tickets and entry information for the Guards Museum
The entry fee for an adult is GBP 5.00. The entry fee for Senior Citizens (65 and over), Ex-military personnel and students is GBP 2.50 and it is GBP 1.00 for serving military personne. There is no entry fee for children 16 years of age or under.
The museum remains open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7 days a week and last admission time is 3:30 pm.
Contact details of The Guards Museum
One can contact the museum at the below mentioned telephone number or email address.
Contact: +44 20 7414 3428
Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, SW1E 6HQ, United Kingdom.
How to get to The Guards Museum
St James park underground station is the closest tube station from The Guards Museum. The distance between the underground station is 0.3 miles and can be covered in 6 minutes. Head westward on the Broadway and make a right turn from the roundabout onto Queen Anne’s Gate. Take a left turn onto Birdcage walk and again turn left to reach The Guards Museum. View Map
“Belgravia, Buckingham Palace Royal Mews (NE-bound)” is the closest bus stop. The 0.3 miles distance between the bus stop and museum can be covered in 5 minutes. From bus stop, head northeast on Buckingham Palace road which becomes Birdcage walk. Turn right to reach The Guards Museum. View Map