Household Cavalry Museum launches new video feature

Have you ever wondered why the Household Cavalry horses are all black? Where do the horses come from and how are they trained for ceremonial duties?

These are a few of the questions that are answered by a new video attraction at The Household Cavalry Museum.

The video has been put together with help from the Worshipful Company of Loriners and includes interviews with the soldiers and behind-the-scenes footage.

Other museum exhibits include a pair of silver kettledrums given to the regiment by William IV in 1831, Waterloo veteran the Marquess of Anglesey’s cork leg, Fabergé silverware, Jacky Charlton’s football cap and Sefton’s bridle — the horse injured in the 1982 Hyde Park bombings which targeted the Household Cavalry.

Visitors can also watch daily life in the stables — the horses being fed, groomed and tacked up with their iconic ceremonial kit — from behind a glass screen.

The regiment’s horses have been protecting British monarchs in London for 350 years and the famous Queen’s Lifeguard in Whitehall is a major tourist attraction.

The museum, which opened in June 2007, is at the Household Cavalry’s Horse Guards base in Whitehall, London and opens every day 10am-5pm.

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