Regimental Museum of 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards - closed for refurbishment

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From 1685 to the present day we follow the fortunes of the 1st King's Dragoon Guards, The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) as the two senior cavalry regiments of the line, and 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, (The Welsh Cavalry) who are the present serving regiment.

1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards began its formal existence on January 1st 1959, this being the day when the 1st King’s Dragoon Guards was amalgamated with the 2nd Dragoon Guards, better known as the Queen’s Bays. Thus ended the separate identities of two of the oldest and most distinguished regiments in the British Army.

Yet this new Regiment emerged like a phoenix; naturally it was fully equipped militarily from the moment of its birth, but it also inherited intact the less tangible, and equally vital, martial qualities which can only be painstakingly acquired through generations of experience in peace and war.

We are very proud of our regiment and would like to share over 300 years of its history with you.

Affiliated Squadron:
The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry

Allied Regiments:
The Governor General's Horse Guards Canada Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
The 11th Cavalry (Frontier Force) Pakistan Army
1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers
1st Reconnaissance Regiment Sri Lankan Armoured Corps
1st Special Service Battalion, South African National Defence Force
1st Regiment Etranger de Cavalrie, French Army

Allied Ship:
H M S Monmouth

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Open 9am to 5pm 7 days a week.

Admission charges

Included in the price of admission to the Castle.

Collection details

Archives, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Music, Coins and Medals, Social History

Regimental Museum of 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards - closed for refurbishment
Cardiff Castle
Vale of Glamorgan
CF10 2RB




029 2022 9367

029 2078 1213

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