A place where history happened, Churchill War Rooms has plenty for families to discover, learn and enjoy. 

It was here that Winston Churchill and his team led Britain and the allies to victory in the Second World War.

Follow in their footsteps and find out what it would have been like to live and work in Churchill's underground nerve centre, as bombs fell overhead. 

Churchill War Rooms is appropriate for all ages, however for the best experience we recommend visiting with children aged 10+.

Interactive displays

Visitors looking at the timeline in the Churchill Museum

Discover engaging interactive games and exhibits in the Churchill Museum, where families can get a deeper insight into Churchill’s mind during the tense war years and learn about his fascinating personal life. 

Be guided through the war rooms

Woman holds an audio guide whilst standing in the Churchill Museum

Our audio guides include a "Family" setting, which tells the remarkable story of Churchill War Rooms in a way that is exciting and engaging for the whole family. 

Studying history?

Pins in a map in the Map Room

A trip to Churchill War Rooms offers families and children the opportunity to enhance their learning and go beyond the textbooks to where history happened.

Key Stage 3: 

  • Walk in the footsteps of Churchill and Britain's war leaders who plotted the route to victory in these very rooms. Discover more about the Second World War and Churchill’s wartime leadership style to VJ Day on 6 August 1945.

A Level: 

  • With interactive displays the Churchill Museum offers a chance to learn more about the British Empire, the impact of the Second World War on British politics, Labour’s landslide victory of 1956 and much more.

Book your tickets online

Book your visit to Churchill War Rooms today, or consider supporting IWM by becoming a member. Members enjoy free admission to our charging branches including Churchill War Rooms, IWM Duxford and HMS Belfast.