Churchill War Rooms

Interior of a museum gallery with industrial airducts and orange and blue lighting
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Visit Churchill War Rooms to discover the original Cabinet War Rooms, the wartime bunker that sheltered Churchill and his government during the Blitz. Explore the historic rooms to experience the secret history that lives on underground.

Discover the stories of those who worked underground as London was being bombed above them, and then find out more about the life and legacy of Winston Churchill in the interactive Churchill Museum.

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Opening hours

Daily 9.30 - 6pm, last admission 5.00pm.

Closed: 24, 25, 26 December

Admission charges

Admission Prices from 1 January 2015*:
£18.00 Adults
£14.40 Concessions (Senior, Student, Disabled)
Children (5-15) £9.00
Family ticket (1 adult and 2 children) £31.50
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £47.25
Special rates for groups of 10 or more.
IWM Friends go free.

* Please note entry prices include a voluntary donation, making a valuable contribution to the care and conservation of this historic site.

Admission prices excluding voluntary donation: Adults £16.35; Children £8.15; Senior, Student, Disabled £13.05; Family Ticket (1 adult and 2 children) £28.60; Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £42.95.

Audio Guides
Free for every visitor. Available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew and Mandarin. A family guide and a descriptive guide for visitors with visual impairment are also available.


  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums

Visitors recieve a free sound guide to the Churchill Museum and the 21 historic rooms.

Collection details

Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Winston Churchill
  • World War Two
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Key Stage 2 Workshops

Students can explore and develop a number of the key areas of knowledge, skills, and understanding in the current key stage 2 curriculum. In particular, sessions can focus on developing students’ Chronological Understanding, their Knowledge and understanding of events, people, and changes in the past, and their skills of Historical Interpretation and Historical Enquiry.
The life and reputation of Winston Churchill and the Cabinet War Rooms are exciting, provocative, and relevant topics for exploration in a range of other curriculum areas – including Art & Design, Citizenship, and English.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss options for workshops to develop skills specific to

How to obtain

For more information and to book call our Learning Team on 020 7766 0132 or 020 7766 0130. Alternatively email

Key stage 3 Workshops

As well as covering one of the key periods in British, European, and world history, our sessions can support the development of students’ understanding of the key concepts, particularly Chronological Understanding, Cause & Consequence, Significance, and Interpretation. The use we make of the historic rooms, the rich resources of the Churchill Museum, and of our handling collection, feeds directly into the development of students’ capacity to follow the key processes, particularly those of Historical Enquiry and Using Evidence.
Sessions can also be tailored to focus on skills required in other curriculum areas, most notably Citizenship and English. Please contact us if you would like to dis

How to obtain

For further information and to book please call our Learning Team on 020 7766 0132 or 020 7766 0130. Alternatively you can email

Churchill War Rooms
Clive Steps
King Charles Street
Greater London




020 7930 6961


020 7839 5897

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