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Churchill Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms
St. James's, London
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ
- Westminster Tube Station (0.3 km)
- St. James's Park Tube Station (0.5 km)
- Stuttgart (0.6 km)
- Charing Cross Railway Station (0.7 km)
- Contact us:
020 7930 6961
- Opening hours:
Mon - Tue: 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sun: 9:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 18:00
27 reviews of Churchill Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms in English
A really interesting insight in to an important part of history. Some good exibhits and a really good atmosphere. Not the cheapest of things todo at nearly £15 for an adult, but it's indipendantly funded so fair enough for central London.
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If you love modern history and the world war periods then this place will be right up your alley. A great experience to learn alot about churchill and how life was 60 years ago. A great day out if nt a little expenseive but i reckon its worth every penny.
This is a fascinating experience and surprisingly good. Churchill’s Cabinet Rooms are really interesting-there is some much to glean, learn and understand that it does justify the entrance cost. Although you can purchase the tickets on 241 via some rail card offers. I found this out when I checked train times on the internet. The story of Churchill and his decision making firmness is famous throughout the world but to see the place where he arrived at many of those decisions is truly enlightening.
A truly great museum. I’m a big Churchill fan, and I was overjoyed to go see the War cabinets.
It is truly unique to be able to walk the same halls the staff walked back during WWII, and to see most rooms as they were left on the day the war ended, when the location was sealed.
There is also a large exhibition about churchill himself, including a pair of his favoured overalls. It was both informational and amusing. I’d recommend reserving 2 hours for the Churchill exhibit alone if you really want to see/read everything.
Entrance is a steep £13, but if you’re coming into London using South West Trains, you can get a 2-for-1 voucher. (I forgot to use it, so don’t know if they’d honour it, but it’s worth a try).
The souvenir shop has some cute booklet reproductions from WWII either with recipes, food vouchers, or about “make do and mend”. Worth a visit to get a gift for any history or period buff.
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This is one of my favourite museums in London. A real must for anyone whether you are interested in Churchill or not. The way it is set out is so interesting and the audio tour is great. They have now added the Churcill Museum and this is very interactive and child friendly. I find the whole museum a great place ad often recommend to visiting friends and family.
Did you know that Winston Churchill was half American? I didn’t, until my visit to the Cabinet War Rooms. The audio tour was fascinating, mixing real radio broadcasts with historical reenactments and walking the same halls that Churchill did 65 years ago was downright chilling.
Whether you’re a World War II buff or not I highly recommend checking out the Cabinet War Rooms while visiting London to learn about this important chapter in our history.
If you are a War buff then you have to see this place. Some of the greatest battle plans were thought up in this place. Just knowing that the great Winston Churchill used this as his headquarters during WWII is fascinating.
This is a fascinating insight into the last world war. The entrance which is just off Whitehall can be easily missed, so follow the signs.An audio guide means you can wander at leisure and savour the atmosphere. Well worth a visit especially for children to learn about our recent history.
I really didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did and I put off a visit to this on my first visit to London as the entrance fee is £11.
This is situated in the cabinet bunkers used during world war 2.
You are given an earpiece which you are given in your chosen language and it gives you a guided tour. This works so much better than it sounds because you key in on a keypad you are given where abouts in the cabinet rooms you are and it gives information only when you want it.
The Cabinet war rooms have been preserved exactly as they were 60 years ago. You get to see the very rooms the war effort was conducted from.
About halfway through the tour is the Museum (although I felt at the time you could easily miss this and carry on with the tour unawares) and you can spend as much time here as during the tour easily.
They have loads of interactive things to do, for example - all of Chrurchills speeches are in audio, plenty of his own personal belongings & coverage of his funeral.
Despite my original reservations I would recommend this to those not even interested in War history.
The Cabinet War Rooms are fascinating; learn what Winston Churchill’s secretary thought about taking dictation from him, and imagine a time when the leaders of Britain expected invasion any day.
The Churchill Museum is excellent but not really organized chronologically but in a much better fashion. We spent 2 1/2 hours there and could have spent much more.
For anyone except children, this should be a valuable and interesting experience.
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