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 our Accessibility pages.
  • Duration: Allow at least 45 minutes to explore the Cabinet War Rooms and a further 45 minutes to view the Churchill Museum.

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.

What do we offer to booked groups and schools?

Planning your visit

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View of the Cabinet Room in Churchill War Rooms with the room set up for a meeting
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Churchill War Rooms
Adult groups
Groups can explore Churchill War Rooms on a self-directed visit. A short introductory film and audio guides in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew, Mandarin and Italian are included in the admission price, subject to availability.
Visitor looking at museum displays
Churchill War Rooms
Youth groups
Discover a unique historic site and an iconic prime minister, learn about leadership and decision-making and how lives in Britain were affected by the Second World War. Youth groups of ten people or more benefit from a reduction on our admission price and group leaders get in free.
The Map Room at Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms
School groups
Bookings are now open for school groups to visit Churchill War Rooms between September 2018 – April 2019. We also have new classroom resources available, including STEM resources for Key Stages 3 & 4.