Churchill War Rooms
Supplied by: Imperial War Museums
Visit the iconic Churchill War Rooms, part of Imperial War Museums, which sheltered Sir Winston Churchill and his wartime government throughout the Second World War. Explore the underground bunker network that protected the staff and secrets at the heart of the British government as Churchill and his inner circle plotted the route to Allied victory.
• Evan Evans e-tickets are only valid for the date and time indicated on your ticket
• Suggested visit duration of 2 hours is only a guideline
• You will require a printed copy of your e-ticket
• Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange
• Tickets are non refundable and non changeable once booked
• Children under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult 18+ years
• All dates are subject to availability and the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times/service at short notice
• A multilingual audio guide is included with your entrance ticket. Visitors under 12 years are offered a Family audio guide. Descriptive guides are available for visitors with visual impairment
• Documentation showing proof of disability is required for a Disabled Visitor ticket (and accompanying Adult Carer ticket)
• Churchill War Rooms is wheelchair accessible throughout, however, please note the narrowest corridor is 68cm, and the tightest corner is 90 degrees
• Booked with Evan Evans Tours, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BS
- Visit the underground headquarters that sheltered Churchill and his wartime government
- Explore historic rooms that once buzzed with strategies and secrets
- Stand inches away from the room where some of the most important decisions about the course of the war were made
- Walk through the top-secret Map Room
- Get up close to the original 10 Downing Street door, the very same one that Churchill first walked through as Prime Minister in 1940
- Listen to some of the wartime Prime Minister’s most stirring speeches in the Churchill museum
- Audio Guide
The Cabinet War Rooms
Construction on The Cabinet War Rooms, located beneath the Treasury building in the Whitehall area of Westminster, was completed on 27 August 1939, a week before Britain declared war on Germany. Get a glimpse of what life was like for those working in the bunker around the clock during Britain's darkest hour as the German Wehrmacht swept across Europe.
In the Cabinet Room, you'll visit the nerve centre of the bunker complex and the place where the War Cabinet met. Those with a keen eye may be able to spot the scratch marks on Churchill's chair at the head of the table; a result of the Prime Minister's nervous clutching at the arms and wear caused by his signet ring.
The Map Room
Step back in time in the Map Room, which has been left as it was on the day the lights were switched off in 1945: On the walls, you'll notice hundreds of pin holes on the maps used to mark the progress of fleets across the ocean. Visitors will also get to see the top-secret Transatlantic Telephone Room used by Churchill to communicate with the President of the United States
The Churchill Museum
Discover Sir Winston Churchill's story in this fantastic exhibition dedicated to personal items and artefacts of the time, including his paintings, cigars and the door of No. 10 Downing Street. Learn about the remarkable story of Churchill's life, from his lonely childhood to his military career and two periods as Prime Minister.
Explore Churchill's complex relationship with the Middle East
This intimate display looks at the impact and influence of Winston Churchill on the modern Middle East, which is still subject to debate and controversy today.
Part of the Churchill Museum, located at the Churchill War Rooms, the display uses photography, correspondence, an annotated map drawn up for Churchill in 1921 and audio-visual presentations to investigate Churchill's impact and influence on the Middle East.
Daily, 9:30am to 6:00pm, last entry 5:00pm
Closed 06 May 2023
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December 2023
Images: Churchill War Rooms © IWM
Know before you go
Please take a printed copy of this voucher to the ticket office. Evan Evans e-tickets are only valid for the date and time shown on the ticket.