Opening Times
9.30am - 6pm every day

Step back in time

Churchill War Rooms Trailer

Step back in time

History was made in Churchill War Rooms - an underground bunker that allowed Britain's leaders to plot the allied route to victory during the Second World War. Walk the labyrinth of rooms and corridors that stretch below Westminster that sheltered Winston Churchill and his war cabinet from the German bombing raids, and explore the Churchill museum to learn the story of his life and legacy. 

Your Visit

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.
View of the Map Room at Churchill War Rooms
Permanent display
Cabinet War Rooms
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.

How long will you stay?

Churchill War Room Front

How long will you stay?

We recommend you give yourself at least 90 minutes to look around the Churchill War Rooms. However, with our on-site café and the amount of information to be found in the Churchill Museum, lots of people come for half a day or more.

Please note that queue times are longer during peak periods such as weekends and school holidays.

Explore Churchill War Rooms

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Churchill War Rooms with exterior sign

Churchill War Rooms
Clive Steps
King Charles Street

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Group rates 

For groups of 10 or more paying visitors. Find out more

School rates 

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£18.90 £21.00


(5-15, under 5's free) Must be accompanied by an adult

£9.45 £10.50

Family ticket

1 adult / 2 children

£32.15 £35.70

Family ticket

2 adults / 2 children

£48.20 £53.55

Family ticket

2 adults / up to 3 children

£56.25 £62.50


Senior / student / disabled

£15.10 £16.80


One per disabled visitor

Free Free


Free Free


  • Luggage

    Regrettably we have no cloakroom and as our corridors are narrow we ask visitors not to bring in rucksacks or other large items, such as suitcases.

  • Shopping at Churchill War Rooms

    Churchill War Rooms's shop provides a wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, clothing and accessories, posters and stationery, souvenirs and gift ideas.



  • Eating and Drinking

    Open daily from 10am-5pm with last orders at 4.45pm, hot food served until 3pm

    Our café specialises in classic British food, home-cooked pies, stews and tarts alongside a range of deli sandwiches and fresh seasonal salads. 

  • Accessibility

    We are committed to ensuring Churchill War Rooms is accessible to as many visitors as possible.

    If you have mobility issues we recommend you make your way to our front entrance via Birdcage Walk by St James Park. Once inside, the historic Churchill War Rooms is wheelchair accessible throughout.

  • Audio Guides

    Audio guides are included in your admission price and provide an insight into Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms.

    Choose from English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese and Mandarin, a family guide and a descriptive guide for visitors with visual impairment.