Yesterday we went to London to visit the Cabinet War Rooms, which are located off of Whitehall and are well signed in the area.
The museum comprises the Cabinet War Rooms which is a huge bunker under the treasury building that housed the British command centre during World War two, and the Churchill Museum which has items relating to Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
When we entered we were all given an audio guide to listen to as we walked around the site. The boys had one especially for children that was a bit more entertaining than the adult version.
The rooms in the bunker are laid out as they would have been at the time, such as the map room, cabinet room, Churchill's bedroom etc. You can see the phone that he used which was a direct line to President Roosevelt at the White House. The area is well preserved and you can imagine what it was like being down there.
We then moved onto the Churchill Museum which is also in the bunker complex. This had some interesting things such as his Nobel prize, some of his paintings, the flag that was put on his coffin and many of his other personal possessions. They even had the original door from 10 Downing Street that was on there when he was Prime Minster. Apparently they change the door every time there is a new prime minster, something I had never realised !
The Churchill Museum was quite good for the children as there were more interactive bits here and they enjoyed looking at Churchills paintings, finding out what pets he had and looking at his gun. The War Rooms also had a small cafe and shop before you exited.
I would recommend this to anyone interested in Churchill or the second world war. For children it was ok but probably better for older children / teenagers.