National Science and Engineering Week – Bombproof!
- Monday 15 March – Friday 19 March, 2010
- Led by experts from Mad Science there will be an investigation exploring structures and forces, assessing how effective the Cabinet War Rooms bunker would have been in the event of a bomb attack.
Undercover – Life in Churchill’s Bunker
- Extended due to popular demand – now on until end 2013
- Visitors will be able to learn from the first-hand personal accounts of those who worked in the Cabinet War Rooms during the war, what life and conditions were like, and experiencing the authenticity and emotional resonance of walking through the corridors where Churchill made history.
- Tickets: £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
The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms is a branch of the Imperial War Museum.
The Cabinet War Rooms were created in 1938, as the underground storage areas of the Office of Works Building in Whitehall were converted to house the central core of government and to become a military information centre, serving the Prime Minister and the Chiefs of Staff of the air, naval and land forces. Intended as a temporary site, the rooms became operational on 27 August 1939, a week before the German invasion of Poland and Britain’s declaration of war. This ‘temporary’ but timely measure served as the central shelter for government and military strategists for the next six years.