Self guided visit

A visit to IWM Churchill War Rooms may support studies of the Second World War home front, Winston Churchill or British government and politics.

Visit details

  • Suitable for: Ages 7+ (Key stage 2 and above)
  • Accessibility: The site is fully accessible for wheelchairs. For more information see Accessibility.
  • Duration: Allow at least 45 minutes to explore the Cabinet War Rooms and a further 45 minutes to view the Churchill Museum.
  • Cost: please see tickets and prices

Audio guide

The audio guide provides insight into Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms. Featuring highlights for this historic setting, it provides insight into Churchill’s life and the decisions he made which changed the course of history.

Audio guides are included in your admission price and you can choose between a variety of languages, (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese and Mandarin).

Visitors aged under twelve are provided with a Family audio guide.

Descriptive guides are available for visitors with visual impairment

What to see

As part of your visit you can explore:

  •  The Cabinet War Rooms, where Churchill, the coalition government and chiefs of staff plotted the war.
  • Undercover: Life in Churchill’s Bunker exhibition - oral histories, film interviews and personal objects tell the stories of some of the hundreds of staff who worked in the secret headquarters.
  • The Churchill Museum, hear extracts from Churchill’s rousing wartime speeches.
  • Lifeline interactive allows you to open documents, photos and film clips as well as find hidden animations.

For further information visit our Exhibitions pages

What do we offer to booked groups and schools?

  • Discounted entry. See prices for details
  • Audio guide
  • Gift bags can be reserved and then paid for on admission.

Planning your visit

We encourage teachers to conduct pre-visit planning. To request 2 free group leader pre-visit tickets email

Write your risk assesment

You might also want to use our free digital learning resources to inspire your self-guided visit.


Request a visit
Read our Terms and Conditions

You will receive a response to your request within ten working days

Gift Bags

Gift bags can be reserved and then paid for on admission.