Churchill War Rooms are located on the King Charles Street and is the combination of the earlier Churchill Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms. In the year 1938, with the probability of a big war ahead, the British government, under the control of Neville Chamberlain, agreed to strategize the elimination of staff from the central London. It was opened on the 27th August 1939 with the chances of war starting in a few days.
Eventually, in the year 1940 when Winston Churchill became the Prime Minister, declared that the Cabinet Room is the place from where he will be directing the war. Churchill mostly preferred to take rest in rooms above the 10 Downing Street. His office and phones are put on display, which included his private rooms and lines to talk to the President. These rooms were opened to the public in the year 1984 and in the year 2005, the Museum opened.
Things of interest
Churchill War Rooms provide an insight into the era where maps, blackboards and desks which were used to plan for war. There are a few places which are not to be missed at all:
The Bunkers of WWII still give one a lot of food for thought and you would know the experiences that Churchill and his team members endured. A number of interviews, stories, and documents are still lying there.
There are a number of displays which outline his life and power. All of that is on display, including the photographs and movie clips.
Cabinet War Rooms
For a period of six years the Cabinet War Rooms were the secret rooms at the New Public Offices from where the Prime Minister and his cabinet used to meet. The Transatlantic Telephone room, and the walk from the mess of a number of secret passages is very fascinating.
The entry fee for Churchill War Rooms is about USD 29 for adults and USD 15 for children. The visiting hours of Churchill War Rooms are 9:30 am to 6 pm, all days of the week. It takes up to 2 hours to visit attractions including war rooms, bunker, and the museum here.