Cabinet War Rooms Museums

Cabinet War Rooms
Clive Steps, King Charles Street
Greater London


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Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the Cabinet War Rooms to see for himself what preparations had been made to allow him and his War Cabinet to continue working throughout the expected air raids on London. It was there, in the underground Cabinet Room which had been prepared for him, that he announced 'This is the room from which I will direct the war'.

The Map Room came into use on the very first day that the Cabinet War Rooms were ready for occupation and never ceased to be the hub of the whole site until VJ Day. The Cabinet Room was the inner sanctum of British Government, the room used for meetings of the Prime Minister, a select few ministers and advisers of his War Cabinet and his Chiefs of Staff.

Open daily except 24, 25 and 26 December.

9:30am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.00 pm)

Special Free Admission

To mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2005 the Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms will be free to those aged 60 and over on:

VE Day (8 May)

VJ Day (15 August)

National Day of Commemoration (10 July)

Armistice Day (11 November)

Remembrance Sunday (13 November)

Attraction Details

VenueCabinet War Rooms
AddressClive Steps, King Charles Street, London, Greater London, SW1A 2AQ
Opening times9.30am - 6pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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