Friday, March 15, 2013

Churchill war rooms in London

This is a museum placed in a bunker. It belongs to the Imperial War Museum in London. The war rooms were built in 1938 as a measure against future possible air attacks. After the outbreak of the war the government center with Churchill in command was transferred to the basement. Located in the Treasury building in Westminster, just a short walk away from Big Ben. 

The tour has two parts. On one hand the tour of the bunker with recreations of all the rooms and on the other hand a large exhibition hall dedicated to Churchill, exhibiting documents, videos and photos from his youth until his funeral. It shows the personality of the former British prime minister during World War II.


Location: here .
Metro station: Westminster (green lines, yellow and gray)
Buses: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 109, 148, 159, 184, 211, 453
Opening hours: 9:30 to 18:00 (last admission 17:00)
Closed from 24 to 26 December.
Admission: 17 pounds (20 euros). Audio guide included.
The museum is very interesting but it has few visitors. The entrance it's a little bit hidden in a side of King Charles street, under the Clive Steps.

In the area of the museum about Churchill you can find some items of his personal life, from his Nobel Prize to pictures painted by him. 
A little photo gallery of the place:

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