Visit the site where the British government plotted the Allied victory during the Second World War and explore the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.
- Entrance to Churchill War Rooms
- Explore the life and legacy of Winston Churchill
- See the Cabinet Room, Map Room, Transatlantic Telephone Room and more
Churchill War Rooms
Visit the iconic Churchill War Rooms, part of Imperial War Museums, which sheltered Sir Winston Churchill and his wartime government throughout the Second World War. Explore the underground bunker network that protected the staff and secrets at the heart of the British government as Churchill and his inner circle plotted the route to Allied victory.
The Cabinet War Rooms
Construction on The Cabinet War Rooms, located beneath the Treasury building in the Whitehall area of Westminster, was completed on 27 August 1939, a week before Britain declared war on Germany. Get a glimpse of what life was like for those working in the bunker around the clock during Britain's darkest hour as the German Wehrmacht swept across Europe.
In the Cabinet Room, you'll visit the nerve centre of the bunker complex and the place where the War Cabinet met. Those with a keen eye may be able to spot the scratch marks on Churchill's chair at the head of the table; a result of the Prime Minister's nervous clutching at the arms and wear caused by his signet ring.
Step back in time in the Map Room, which has been left as it was on the day the lights were switched off in 1945. On the walls, you'll notice hundreds of pin holes on the maps used to mark the progress of fleets across the ocean. Visitors will also get to see the top-secret Transatlantic Telephone Room used by Churchill to communicate with the President of the United States.
The Churchill Museum
Discover Sir Winston Churchill's story in this fantastic exhibition dedicated to personal items and artefacts of the time, including his paintings, cigars and the door of No. 10 Downing Street. Learn about the remarkable story of Churchill's life, from early childhood to his military career and two periods as Prime Minister.
The audio guide provides insight into Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms. Featuring highlights for this historic setting, it provides insight into Churchill’s life and the decisions he made which changed the course of history. Audio guides are included in your admission price and you can choose between a variety of languages, (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese and Mandarin), a family guide and a descriptive guide for visitors with visual impairment.
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Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket. Children under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
Images: Churchill War Rooms © IWM
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