Churchill War Rooms Tour For Alumni

Join us for this fascinating and historical tour and walk the labyrinth of rooms and corridors that stretch below Westminster and sheltered Winston Churchill and his war cabinet from the German bombing raids during the Second World War.

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History was made in the Churchill War Rooms - an underground bunker that allowed Britain's leaders to plot the allied route to victory during WW2. 

On this tour you can discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of London in the underground nerve centre and learn the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital working (and sleeping!) hours from 1938 onwards at the Cabinet War Rooms.

You will have the opportunity to see historic images, objects and interviews with men and women who worked in this very underground hideaway all those years ago. The tour will reveal what it was truly like to work in secret alongside Winston Churchill during World War Two.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Churchill hated all noise distractions - from whistling to the clicks of a typewriter? Secretaries in the Cabinet War Rooms used specially adapted typewriters (The Remington Noiseless) imported from the United States of America.

You'll be able to see what life would have been like during the tense days and nights, including visiting the Map Room, which has remained exactly as it was left on the day the lights were switched off in 1945. You'll also get to see Churchill's bedroom and the Transatlantic Telephone Room, which was disguised as a private toilet where Churchill used to speak in secret to the President of the United States - an amazing example of the cutting-edge technology of the era.

As well as learning more about Churchill and his role during the Second World War, you'll also be able to visit the Churchill Museum and browse through original personal items and artefacts of the time that help to tell the incredible story of Churchill's 90-year life. From his lonely childhood to his military career, two periods as Prime Minister and beyond in the award-winning interactive museum.

Find yourself completely immersed in the past in this crucial site in world history and join us for our first London event of 2020 for just £15.00 per person. You can book your tickets today via our website by clicking the 'Add To Bag' button or alternatively you can contact our Alumni Team directly:

Via e-mail: alumni@highschoolofdundee.org.uk
Via telephone: +44 (0) 1382 202921