Bank Holiday visitors to the Churchill War Rooms will be able to witness a re-enactment of a WWII RAF operations room with a team of Battle of Britain uniformed re-enactors playing out a raid on London on 15th September 1940.
Between 28th and 30th August there will be four daily shows lasting approximately 20 minutes, with time for questions and answers at the end. Entry to the re-enactments is included in the standard entry fees for the War Rooms.
Originally created in 1938 as the underground storage areas of the Office of Works Building, the rooms were converted to house the central core of government and to become a military information centre, serving the Prime Minister and Armed Forces Chiefs. Today they are managed by the Imperial War Museum and are one of the capital’s most popular tourist attractions.
Churchill Lecture Series 2010
The museum has also announced a series of lectures by some of the world’s leading authorities on Winston Churchill.
Starting on 21st September and running until the end of March 2011, the lectures will be given in the War Rooms and are being sponsored by the Military History TV channel.
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
Adults £15:50, Seniors, Students and Friends of the Imperial War Museum £12:50, which also allows preferential access to the Churchill War Rooms.
Contact: 020 7766 0155 or visit cwr.iwm.org.uk.
Location: Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AQ
Nearest tube: Westminster