Visit the Churchill War Rooms, part of London’s Imperial War Museum and learn about the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. Leading Britain to victory in World War II, the former prime minister made use of a wartime bunker beneath the streets of Westminster. Use your entrance ticket to explore the historic rooms at your leisure, and visit the on-site Churchill Museum where multimedia exhibits bring the story of the great leader to life.
Make your own way to the Churchill War Rooms in Westminster and show your voucher to enter. The site is open between 9:30am and 6pm, with last admissions at 5pm.
Once inside, you’ll enter the world of Winston Churchill, the British statesman and prime minister who led Britain through WWII. His wartime bunker is now a piece of living history, home to a subterranean network of rooms where wartime strategies were formed and secrets were discussed.
Explore the historic war rooms at your leisure, and use an audio guide to learn about the key points of interest. The site is also home to the Churchill Museum, which uses modern technology and multimedia exhibits to tell the premier’s story from the day he was made prime minister in 1940.
Known as an inspirational orator, Churchill made powerful speeches during the war and you’ll hear some extracts with iconic phrases such as “we shall fight them on the beaches.” Another highlight of the museum is the original 10 Downing Street door that Churchill walked through after he became prime minister.
How long you spend in the museum is up to you, but most visitors find 1.5 hours to be sufficient.