Battle of Britain @ Churchill War Rooms (17 – 27 August)

July 31, 2010 12:00 pmtoAugust 12, 2010 12:00 pm
August 17, 2010toAugust 27, 2010

winston_churchill_british_bulldog_portraitThroughout the second half of August, there will be a number of exciting and unique events at Churchill War Rooms to remember and tell you about the Battle of Britain.

Spitfire event
17 August – 31 August
A full-size accurate replica Spitfire, dressed in Battle of Britain camouflage, will be on view to the public outside the front entrance to the Museum.

pavement-drawingSkyscape Pavement Drawings
17-19 and 23-27 August
Drop in anytime between 13.00 – 16.00
Come and create a skyscape around the replica spitfire using pavement chalks.

RAF Spitfire & Hurricane Fly-past and reading of Churchill’s ‘The Few’ Speech
Friday 20 Augustspitfire
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Churchill War Rooms will host a reading from Churchill’s famous speech, ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’ at precisely 15:52pm, the time it was originally delivered by Churchill.

The speech will be read out on the plaza outside the Cabinet War Rooms, timed to dovetail with a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire and Hurricane fly-past over Whitehall.

You can then explore the historic rooms and museum.

General Admission:

£14.95 adults
£12.00 seniors and students
£9.00 visitors with disabilities (Free Carer)
Children under 16 – free
Special admission rates for groups of ten or more.

Opening hours:

9.30am-6pm; last admission at 5pm


Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ

Nearest tube:


Churchill War Rooms is a branch of the Imperial War Museum. Entry to Undercover: Life in Churchill’s Bunker is included within the price of a ticket to Churchill War Rooms

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