Churchill War Rooms in London
Among the five branches of Imperial War Museum, Churchill War Rooms is the most visited place by Londoners. The historic complexities that the British government faced during World War II is clearly visualized in this museum. It is located at Whilehall, Westminster London, where people are encouraged to study and experience the history of war. Right after the war, Londoners recognized the true historic values of Churchill’s War Rooms and this is why it is still kept safe. The Ministry of Works first took responsibility to take care of this place but later on, the Department of Environment was appointed to do this job. The venue is ranked at the 33rd position and in the year 2011, it was estimated that the place welcomed 364,583 visitors.
The construction of these war rooms started in the year 1938 and it was inaugurated for use an year before the Second World War began. When Japan surrendered, the government was planning to abandon this place until it decided to preserve it for the historic value it holds. Phil Reed is currently working as the director of Churchill War Rooms, while the administration of Churchill War Rooms was appointed to the Imperial War Museum in 1980’s. In the year 2005, the venue was reopened after a major redevelopment.
Collections to See in the Museum:
- Churchill Lecture Series
- Life in Churchill’s Bunker
- The Churchill Museum
- Cabinet War Rooms
- Churchill War Rooms Private Tours
- The Transatlantic Telephone Room
- The Map Room
- Churchill's Bedroom
- The Interactive Lifeline
- Churchill’s life through our interactive displays
Tickets and Entry:
The ticket price also includes a specific amount of donation fee. Children under the age of 16 years are allowed to make free entry. Adults have to pay £16.50 for the ticket; whereas for students, seniors and disabled people, £13.20 is the discounted ticket price that they have to pay. You can take help from this link for online booking.
Seven days a week the venue opens at 9:30 am and closes at 6:00 pm; the last entry is at 5:00 pm.
How to Contact:
You can contact the management of the venue by using the contact information given below:
Contact: +44 20 7930 6961
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, City of London, London, Greater London SW1A 2AQ, United Kingdom.
How to Reach Churchill War Rooms
Westminiter underground station is 0.3 miles away from Churchill War Rooms. You will have to walk for 6 minutes in order to reach your destination. From the station, head north on Victoria Embankment/A3211 and walk towards the Derby Gate. Cover 233 feet and turn left onto Derby Gate. You will have to wrap 0.1 mile distance from there and then take a right turn on Parliament St/A3212. The last left turn onto King Charles St will directly take you towards Churchill War Rooms. For a detailed view of the route click here!
The nearest bus stop Westminster, Parliament Square (Stop A) only allows 3, 11, 12, 53, 87, 88, 159, 453, 750, 751, N3, N11, N44, N52 and N87 route numbers to make a stop. Three minutes walk is required to cover 0.1 mile distance by walk from the stop till the museum. From the bus top, walk in the north direction on Parliament St/A3212 and then walk towards Derby Gate. Take a left turn onto King Charles St where the museum is located. For a clear view of the route map, take help from this link.