Permanent

Churchill War Rooms

Entry to the museum is included within the price of general admission.

Churchill's historic underground bunker

View of the Cabinet Room in Churchill War Rooms with the room set up for a meeting
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Churchill's historic underground bunker

Discover the stories hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the Cabinet War Rooms. Explore the underground bunker that protected the staff and secrets at the heart of Britain’s government during the Second World War as Churchill and his inner circle plotted the route to Allied victory.

Life Underground

View of the Map Room at Churchill War Rooms
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Life Underground

Walk in the footsteps of Churchill and glimpse what life would have been like during the tense days and nights of the Second World War. See where Churchill and his War Cabinet met and step back in time in the Map Room, which has remained exactly as it was left on the day the lights were switched off in 1945.

Hidden beneath the streets of Westminster

Churchill War Rooms Interior Hall
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Hidden beneath the streets of Westminster

Navigate the winding corridors and hear the stories of those who lived, worked and slept in the Cabinet War Rooms around the clock. See first-hand the historic rooms including the Map Room, the Cabinet Room, Churchill's bedroom and many other offices and facilities.

Discover the tiny Transatlantic Telephone Room disguised as a private toilet where Churchill used to speak in secret to the President of the United States, an example of the cutting-edge technology of the day.

Find yourself completely immersed in the past in this crucial site in world history.

More at Churchill War Rooms

Visitor looking at museum displays
Permanent display
Churchill and the Middle East
This intimate display looks at the impact and influence of Winston Churchill on the modern Middle East, which is still subject to debate and controversy today.
Women at the switchboard in Churchill's Bunker
Permanent display
Undercover: Life in Churchill's Bunker
Discover the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital working – and sleeping – hours from 1938 onwards at the Cabinet War Rooms.
Churchill With Tommy Gun
Permanent display
Churchill Museum
Discover the story of Winston Churchill’s remarkable 90-year life, from his lonely childhood to his military career, two periods as Prime Minister and beyond in this award-winning interactive museum.