Churchill War Rooms

What

Museums & Galleries

For

All ages

Where

Clive Steps, King Charles St, London

Open daily 9.30am–6.30pm

Tickets £17.50, free for under 16s

The Cabinet War Rooms

From 1939 to 1945, a group of basement offices in Whitehall served as the nerve centre of Britain’s war effort. Known as the Cabinet War Rooms, the complex was occupied by leading government ministers, military strategists and Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Churchill’s wartime bunker is a fascinating piece of living history; an underground maze of rooms that once buzzed with round-the-clock planning and plotting, strategies and secrets. Explore the historic rooms yourself and imagine what life would have been like during the tense days and nights of the Second World War.

The Churchill Museum

Using cutting-edge technology and multimedia displays, Churchill’s story is brought to life, starting at the high point of his career – his appointment as Prime Minister on 10 May 1940.

Hear extracts from Churchill’s rousing wartime speeches as you stand on the squares to activate Churchill’s voice delivering now-familiar phrases such as ‘Blood, toil, tears and sweat’ and ‘We shall fight them on the beaches’.

Undercover: Life in Churchill's Bunker

Find out what it was really like in the Cabinet War Rooms during the war. Hear about the conditions underground, the camaraderie, the secrecy, the fear of attack, and the experience of working in close proximity to Churchill.

Undercover: Life in Churchill’s Bunker uses oral histories, film interviews and personal objects to tell the stories of some of the hundreds of staff who worked in the secret headquarters.

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Open daily 9.30am–6.30pm

Tickets £17.50, free for under 16s

Address:

Clive Steps, King Charles St, London

Venue phone:

020 7930 6961

Venue website:

cwr.iwm.org.uk

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