I made the trip to London for more scans back in Dec 19. Whilst we were there, we took a visit to Churchill’s War Rooms in Westminster, just around the corner from the Houses of Parliament. London is oozing so much history and the architecture is incredible.
There is a fee into this museum but it’s certainly worth a visit. The museum is open from 9 – 6pm daily. Check opening times before you travel just in case there’s lockdown restrictions.
Chiefs of Staff Meeting Room
The heads of army, airforce and navy would meet in this room to discuss the war efforts.
This was Winston Churchill radio address from the Cabinet War Rooms to the people of France on the 21st October 1940.
Every call taken by a Switchboard Operator was deemed as urgent at the Cabinet War Rooms.
Room 61 was Hastings Ismay’s. He was the Chief of Staff to Churchill. He was the link between Churchill and the heads of the three armed forces. A senior officer would have the luxury of carpet in their room.
The Camp Commandant was responsible for the day to day maintenance of the Cabinet War Rooms. The key rack with all its keys and labels.
The Map Room
The beating heart of the Cabinet War Rooms. The room was used for gathering intelligence to fight the war. During a shift there would be 5 officers. A duty officer, 3 officers from the armed forces and official from the Ministry of Home Security.
Map Room Supplies
A box of map pins sorted by colour ready to use.
Mrs Churchill’s Room
A little more of a luxury room with a dressing table and comfy armchair.
I would recommend a visit to the museum especially if your at the Houses of Parliament.