Exhibitions And Displays

There's so much to discover at Churchill War Rooms. We recommend allocating at least two hours for your visit, so you have time to explore both the historic Cabinet War Rooms and the Churchill Museum. Look out for our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers in their red uniforms to find out what's happening onsite on the day of your visit and to help you make the most of your experience. 

Below, read about the different displays and exhibitions inside Churchill War Rooms, take a look at some of the highlights, explore what's here for families and plan your visit. 

Churchill War Rooms Displays

For families

Man walks through the door to the Map Room in Churchill War Rooms

A trip to Churchill War Rooms is a chance for families to step back to a place where history happened. 

  • Your ticket includes an audio guide to help navigate your way through the war rooms. Guides also include a family friendly setting.

Visit our café

Take a chance to rest, relax and replenish along your journey in our café – situated in the room used by switchboard operators at the Cabinet War Rooms during the Second World War. Open every day from 10am - 5pm, our café is available to customers once inside our museum.

Plan Your Visit

  • Accessibility

    We are committed to ensuring Churchill War Rooms is accessible to as many visitors possible. If you have mobility issues we recommend you make your way to our front entrance via Birdcage Walk by St James's Park. Once inside, the historic Churchill War Rooms is wheelchair accessible throughout.

    Please be aware that due to the historic nature of the war rooms there are some areas with low lighting.

    For more information please follow the link to our accessibility guide below.

  • Lockers and luggage

    As our corridors are narrow in places, we ask that all visitors bringing small rucksacks or backpacks with them wear these on the front of their body. This will help as you move through the corridors and the busier areas as well as in the Churchill Museum itself. It will also reduce the likelihood of damage to the historic building.

    We are unable to store luggage as unfortunately we have no cloakroom or lockers. As our corridors are narrow we ask visitors not to bring in large items such as suitcases, large backpacks, pull along baggage or large holdalls.

    The nearest place to store suitcases is Charing Cross Station. 

  • Shopping at Churchill War Rooms

    Our shops offer a wide range of inspiring and unique gifts, from books, clothing and accessories to vintage posters, homeware, toys and souvenirs. All gifts are inspired by our collections and the stories they tell. We accept cash and card.

    Shop in branch or online using the link below. 

  • Filming and photography

    You are welcome to take photos and video at our museums for personal, non-commercial use but please refrain from using flash or tripods. Our museums can get busy at times and we therefore ask that you do not film people without their permission. Please observe signage indicating where photography and filming is not permitted.  

  • Audio guides

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

    Choose from the various language and descriptive audio guide options.

  • Safety at IWM

    The safety of our visitors and staff and the preservation of our collections are of the upmost importance to IWM. We therefore kindly ask that you allow sufficient time on entry to our museums for our staff to complete their security checks to ensure this is maintained. Please do not bring any prohibited items with you as they will be confiscated. If you see any unattended bags or packages or have concerns about security issues on your visit please report this to a member of staff.  

[Churchill War Rooms] site map

To help you plan your visit in advance take a look through our map, or you can download a copy: Churchill War Rooms map (PDF)