Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms, London

Churchill War Rooms
4.5
Military Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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London’s Hidden Gem Housing the underground nerve centre where the British government directed the Second World War and the award-winning Churchill Museum, Churchill War Rooms is one of London’s must-see attractions. Walk the top-secret corridors and glimpse what life would have been like during the tense days and nights of the Second World War.
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2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 9 min walk
  • Embankment • 10 min walk
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VladTod
Detroit, MI47 contributions
Jun 2022
What an outstanding experience, there is just so much to see. I didn't notice that i got stuck in churchill museum for too long (there is just so much history there to explore) and staff reminded me that they closing soon and i still have 17 more rooms too go. so i ran out of time. i would really need 3 hours for this place to see it all. so make sure you have enough time and buy your tickets on line, as the line was pretty long
Written 2 July 2022
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Katy, TX180 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Really a great exhibit about Churchill, his place in history and the UK during the war.

Museum is very well laid out and organized. Audio tour was very informative. We had not pre-booked tickets but the line and wait was not bad at all. That said, wouldn’t hurt to pre-book if you can, especially if a group.
Written 2 July 2022
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carl
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
An amazing time piece and museum, highly recommend!
Apart from the staff argument we witnessed in the cafe, the un acknowledged long cafe queue, and dirty tables.
Great shop though!
Written 30 June 2022
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ezpzylemonsqueezey
Alabama14 contributions
Jun 2022
If you are British, this really is a MUST visit because it is a big part of our heritage. But even if you are not British it is still an important part of history and the museum is still done very well.
Written 30 June 2022
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Jo T 2
Greater Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Probably one of the best museums in London if you have an interest in history. Could easily spend 3+ hours here. Both the audio and the displays were very engaging. Don’t rush your visit.
Written 29 June 2022
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summernewjersey
Haskell, NJ148 contributions
Jun 2022
I loved everything here ,they had an informative and interesting museum where I learned so much about the man. We spent about 2 hours just in the museum. The other part was the war rooms which were also engrossing. Definitely recommend a visit,included in price was headphones with audio tour to listen to. Nearby St James park.
Written 28 June 2022
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megaohm
Graigue33 contributions
Jun 2022
In fairness this is a wonderful and informative attraction on both, the life of Churchill and the history of the War Rooms and those who worked there in very difficult conditions.
In some locations it is impossible to see the numbered Info graphic for the Audio tour, as the sign is mounted too low, or in a place whereby it is inadvertently obstructed by visitors viewing the particulate exhibit.
The lighting levels are too low in some locations to enable a visitor to read the text / signage description.
On the day of our visits the air quality was particularly poor within the rooms. Whilst I understand the need to fully immerse the visitor in the context of the war time room conditions, lighting and air quality needs improving.
Please consider a risk assessment.
The exhibit is well worth visiting and is superbly presented. Give yourself plenty of time to move around and fully explore and experience a location with a very significant impact in world history.
Written 28 June 2022
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dlman265
Horseheads, New York64 contributions
Jun 2022
This is an amazing peek into the heart of the UK’s struggles and victory over the Nazi aggression. Even teenagers will come away with some aspect of understanding.
Written 27 June 2022
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roborant
Fairborn, OH166 contributions
Jun 2022
This was really cool!!! The only problem was the crowds. That's my fault. Back to shoulder season in the future.
Written 26 June 2022
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Wsb01
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
Jun 2022
Very engaging museum about Churchill and his cabinet and where they ran the second world war from. Listen to the recording they give you for free as it really does bring it alive. Our 13 year old son also enjoyed it immensely. I saw a family doing a private tour and going right inside some of the rooms. That looked like it was worth doing.
Written 25 June 2022
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Churchill War Rooms is open:
  • Mon - Tue 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Sun 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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