Churchill War Rooms, located in the heart of Westminster, is the extensive underground site from which Churchill directed the war. Step back in time and discover the secret underground headquarters that were the nerve centre of Britain’s war effort. Visitors to the Churchill War Rooms can view this complex of historic rooms left exactly as they were in 1945. Also housed within the site is the award-winning Churchill Museum, which combines cutting-edge technology and multimedia displays with rare and significant historical items.

Images and Film

To download high-resolution images related to IWM and our exhibitions and events, free for press use, please use the Press Extranet. You will first need log-in details. Please email Kate Crowther on for more information.

To research images or other resources from IWM’s collection, please use the Collections Search or, to order images and resources for press use, contact our Image and Film Sales or Documents teams for more information on using our collections, and on licensing:

Image Archive and Image Sales: 020 7416 5215/5309

Film Archive and Film Sales: 020 7416 5291/5292



Contact Us/Press Visits

For more information or to arrange a press visit to the Churchill War Rooms please contact:

Ellie Fry, Public Relations Manager, / 020 7416 5365

Harriet Thompson, Press Assistant, 020 7416 5436

Press Releases

First World War Press Releases