Churchill War Rooms

Underground headquarters that were the nucleus of Britain’s war effort.

The first London museum of its kind, the Churchill War Rooms and Museum depicts all ninety years of Winston Churchill’s life, divided into five chapters starting from his childhood, through his early years as British Prime Minister and the period famously known as the ‘Gathering Storm’.


Look out for…

  • Uncover the life in Churchill’s bunker and discover the camaraderie, secrecy and fear of WWII attacks
  • The War Cabinet Room includes the Map Room and the Transatlantic Telephone Room, taking you back in time to experience the planning and the plotting of the Second World War
  • The Churchill Museum is an interactive gallery of Churchill’s life, with a 15m long Lifeline at the centre exhibiting documents, photos and film clips of his famous political reign

Did you know?…

  • Sir Winston Churchill’s paternal grandmother was a relative of George Washington and Churchill was the first person to be acknowledged as an Honorary Citizen of the United States
  • Churchill was born on the clockroom floor of Blenheim Place, while his mother was attending a party
  • He won the title ‘Man of the Year’ in Times Magazine, in 1940, and was heralded ‘Man of the Half-Century’ in 1949
  • Despite his success in the political realm, Sir Winston Churchill’s academic performance was a little more challenging – it took him three attempts before he passed the entrance exam to Sandhurst Military Academy

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