History Museum, Family And Kids
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A branch of the Imperial War Museum, The Churchill War Rooms were formerly known as The Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum. This World War II historic site served as the headquarters for Churchill and his wartime cabinet during the Blitz. Walk into the Map Room and feel like you’ve stepped into a time when secrets and strategies were exchanged underground while London was being bombed overhead. This place was the hub of activity for the British High Command and their war effort. Further explore the interactive museum and the Churchill Bunker and understand the life and history of Winston Churchill. The Churchill War Rooms is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in you London itinerary for 3 days and London Itinerary 2 Weeks.
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The Churchill War Rooms house the first national museum dedicated to Winston Churchill, where the exciting story of this great man is brought to life.
This place is definitely worth the visit. You need about 5 hrs. So educational and very interesting. Doesn't feel like your so far underground. Should have bought the membership. So worth it.
A definite visit for anyone that appreciates war history and Churchill. The Churchill portion of the museum is very comprehensive with many artifacts from his life. The war room portions are also well done with many original furniture and documents still there to read (such as the map room) Worth the price
Wow, what a guy! We were a little pushed for time when we visited and moved through the museum at quite a pace, I would suggest that you allow at least 90 minutes for a visit, there is loads to see and read but you do get an audio guide which is really good and informative, the kids channel is very different to the adults and provides so really great facts. All in all I need to go back and take a more leisurely tour.
I absolutely loved this experience! My favorite time in history was WWII so it was an absolute honor to walk in the same hallways of those that made the end of war possible! Everything was perfectly preserved and it truly made you feel like it was 1939 again. I appreciated having a glimpse into who Wintson Churchill was and loved that they didn't sugarcoat who he was (i.e grumpy but admired)
This museum is one of the few London museums that's not free, but in my opinion, it's completely worth it. Entering the actual rooms in which Churchill, his cabinet, and his staff worked gives history-aficionados an indescribable feeling. The detailed audio tour, various exhibits, and incredible artifacts are truly eye-opening to see. Definitely a must if you're in the Big Ben/Westminster area.