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Churchill War Rooms, London

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At Churchill War Rooms, see how Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the British war effort from this bunker complex. In the Cabinet War Rooms, which served as Churchill's living quarters, look for the chair--with scratch marks on its arms--in which Sir Winston sat while strategizing with his closest advisers. The books, color-coded telephones, and documents on desks in the Map Room remain just as they were when the bunker emptied on August 16, 1945. Moving on to the Churchill Room, see where Churchill slept while in the bunker. In the Churchill Museum, learn all about the life of the leader who guided Britain through one of the most trying periods of its history. The site does not have a cloakroom, so expect to carry or wear whatever you bring with you. Using our international travel planner, London attractions like Churchill War Rooms can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum is a great tribute not only to Winston Churchill, but also to the people who worked in those rooms during the dark days of World War Two. The museum is divided into two parts. First one.....  more »
  • Churchill was a man of great insight and excellent speaker. Lots of information to absorb at this underground war room. Great collection of artifacts.  more »
  • So much history, he had the once in a lifetime experience to go behind the glass. The knowledge and wealth of information that was provided is amazing. #maitlandtoldme  more »
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  • I'm not really a fan of historical war items but I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. They do have an elevator in the back to get downstairs for prams and wheelchairs. Once downstairs you can get your ticket from the counter. We booked our online so it was quite easy and fast. We had an audio guide for the facility. The guide was very informative and it was easy to skip things when it got too long-winded. But for the most part, it gave enough information so you learn something without getting bored. The tour started with walking around the ground and led to the museum. The museum itself had quite a lot of things to see. A few of them interactive. You can spend as much or little time as you wanted which was nice. I really enjoyed walking around the unchanged bunker areas underground. It was quite a nice informative adventure.
  • Keep Calm and Learn! Very educational. I knew basic things about Winston Churchill before I went to this museum and left with lots of great information. It was not overly crowded, but this museum is underground and in confined space..so it was hard to see everything due to people..and people don't pay attention to other people..as they are really focused on what they are looking at..which tells you there are great items and pieces of information. Somethings you had to touch buttons to learn more..and with all the viruses going around I skipped that..but the audio tour was good. It gave more information than just the signs. We paid £46.00 for 2. The guide book, we did not purchase as it was another $5.00. I did pick up 5 postcards for £3.00.
  • I was surprised me how much I enjoyed this museum. Initially it seems a bit of a Heath Robinson affair the way so much of the second world war was run from from some old archive rooms. However, it was developed by some obviously brilliant and dedicated people; who built it up from very little in September 1939 to an amazingly information rich decision making hub. You have a sense of the big picture and the human lives of the great and the ordinary people who worked here.
  • Great museum divided into to parts: Winston Churchill's life and the war rooms. I did not realize until I took the time how fascinating of a man and how accomplished he was. You learn a lot from the museum and it is late it in a best, yet unorthodox manner which strengthens the message. You get an audio guide for the tour which is robust and helpful. The exhibits have loads of cool memorabilia from both Churchill's life, like sits, cigars, medals, etc., And from the war such as propaganda posters from Germany and military weapons. I spent 4.5 hours and was still rushed at the end, though I suspect the average person will not read every plack like I did. Highly recommend. Cafe at the museum is actually quite tasty for a museum cafe.
  • What an awesome museum PACKED with information. We were able to get in free with the London Pass and spent about 2 hours inside, but could have spent much much more. The Churchill museum within it is incredibly fascinating and one could easily spend 2+ hours reading through everything in that section alone. Highly recommend to anyone interested in history!

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