Meet the Pikemen & Musketeers
10th April 2024 from 6:00pm — 8:00pm • Armoury House, City Road, London EC1Y 2BQ
The Government and Events Panels have great pleasure in inviting you to a fascinating tour of the Honourable Artillery Company’s (HAC) home, the beautiful and historical 18th century Armoury House near Moorgate. Armoury House is set in a uniquely large garden for the area, complete with the City’s only cricket ground.
The HAC, the oldest regiment in the British Army, has a long and fascinating history and guests will have the opportunity to hear all about it and to visit the Museum and other parts of the House, including viewing the elegant wood panelled Long Room with its fascinating collection of historic paintings.
Armoury House is home to the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, the Lord Mayor’s ceremonial bodyguard, and members and their guests will be given a private conducted tour by the Pikemen and hear about their history and view their armoury.
17:30-18.00 Guests gather at Armoury House
18:00 Presentation in the Medal Room by the Company of Pikemen outlining the origins and history of the HAC and its constituent parts – Army Reserve Regiment, Pikemen & Musketeers, Light Cavalry etc
18:30 approx Guests split into groups for a tour of the main rooms of Armoury House and the museum:
19:00 approx Groups meet together in the Pikemen & Musketeers armoury. There will be an opportunity to handle weapons and try on armour and enjoy bubbly and a finger buffet.
20:00 approx Guests free to leave