School Visits and trips to Churchill War Rooms

Inspire the next generation and walk the top-secret corridors of Churchill War Rooms and discover what life would have been like during the tense days and nights of the Second World War.

This unique, historic underground bunker is ready and waiting to be discovered. 

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Self-guided visits

Two mannequins sit at a desk in the Map Room at Churchill War Rooms
© IWM CWR 00177

A self-guided visit to Churchill War Rooms is suitable for ages 7+ (Key Stage 2 above) and could support many areas of study including the Second World War, British government, politics and Winston Churchill.  

Self-guided visits for schools include free audio guides and a printed resources for teachers and group leaders to support your exploration of Churchill War Rooms. 

Find out more by visiting our Self-guided visits page. 

Plan and book a school visit

Churchill War Rooms is located in the heart of London and easily accessible by public transport, making it perfectly located for your next school trip. Visit our Getting here page for more information. 


All schools must book in advance. To start the booking request please fill out our Schools Visit Request Form. You will be contacted within ten working days with a response to your booking request and further information. 


Visit our plan and book a school visit page for ticket prices and booking information. 

  • Safeguarding

    IWM wishes to ensure that all children and vulnerable adults are safe and protected from harm whilst visiting its premises.

    Our safeguarding policy (pdf) and accompanying procedures outline the safeguarding systems we have in place.

  • Risk identification

    We encourage teachers to visit Churchill War Rooms to carry out pre-visit planning to help produce their risk assessments. 

    Teachers can receive two free group leader pre-visit tickets by emailing: [email protected] 

    For more information please visit: Risk identification at Churchill War Rooms

  • Accessibility

    IWM tries to ensure we cater for a range of needs and can provide wheelchair access, resources to support blind and visually impaired visitors and deaf and hearing impaired visitors.

    Please visit our accessibility page for more information.

More information

For more information about school visits to Churchill War Rooms please contact us here. 

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