How to book a school visit
- All schools (UK and overseas) must book in advance.
- To start the booking process, please fill out the Schools Visit Request Form. You will be contacted within ten working days with a response to your booking request.
- Please avoid making travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation email with your Visit Confirmation Letter attached.
Prices for school visits up to 19 July 2024. Please note, these prices are for term time weekdays only, general admission charges differ.
Each ticket purchased includes a free audio guide to help maximise your visit to Churchill War Rooms.
Students and children must be supervised at all times with one adult for every 10 children at least.
SEND groups can identify their own ratios
Other important information
Payment for your school visit can be made in advance or on arrival. Further booking information is available on our Terms and Conditions page.
Please note children must be supervised at all times with at least one adult for every ten children. Large groups of more than 35 people may have to be divided.
Churchill War Rooms gift bags are available - these can be booked in advance for collection during your visit.
If you have any further questions about your visit to the Churchill War Rooms please email: [email protected].
Accessibility and risk assessment at Churchill War Rooms
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.
Unfortunately, there are no cloakroom or locker facilities, therefore we are unable to allow access to visitors with suitcases, pull along baggage, or large holdalls. Please keep in mind, Churchill War Rooms can be busy at the weekend and during school holidays and may be unsuitable for those who do not like crowds.
Please visit our accessibility page for more information.
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.
Getting to Churchill War Rooms
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.
Useful information ahead of your group visit to Churchill War Rooms
What will happen when I arrive?
As the group leader you will be responsible for ensuring that your group are at the bottom of the stairs and you will enter to let staff know you have arrived and from there you will be met by a member of the team who will take you, as the group leader, downstairs to check your booking and print your ticket. You will then return to your group and all of you will proceed to the group entrance. This entrance was used during the war and is quite steep and narrow and can be slippery. It is also rather unlovely and so not suitable for photographs however once inside CWR photographs are permitted throughout the site.
Where is the Group Entrance?
Please assemble at the bottom of Clive Steps and only the group leader should enter to let staff know that the group have arrived. The entrance is incredibly small and often busy with a large queue of people waiting to enter.
Will we have exclusive access to the site?
No, CWR is internationally renowned and is often very busy. Please ensure students know that there will be many other visitors on site during their visit and to behave appropriately.
Can we store our bags?
We do not offer bag storage. We do not have a cloakroom. We cannot allow wheeled bags at all. Any bags will need to be carried on a single shoulder or on the front of the body to avoid damaging the historic fabric of the site.
Do you have designated schools’ toilets?
No, there are only a few public toilets, so we suggest where possible that your students have used the toilets before they arrive. There are toilets in St James Park and Westminster Underground Station with larger capacity. Further information on locations of toilets is available from Visit London.
Where can we eat our lunches?
There are no lunch facilities within CWR. On dry days St. James’ Park is a lovely picnic spot and there are cafes in the park as well. The small café at CWR is unfortunately restricted to visitors purchasing food.
Are there water fountains to refill our bottles
No, due to the historic nature of the site we do not offer drinking water facilities.