Churchill War Rooms

Location Details

Address

Clive Steps
King Charles Street
London
SW1A 2AQ

Our staff are trained in disability awareness.

There is a virtual tour of the historic rooms: www.pan3sixty.co.uk/tours/cwr/choose.html

Mobility
Wheelchair users please note that there are steps at the end of King Charles Street - Great George Street is therefore a more accessible route.

Please note that for reasons of security, we do no operate a cloakroom service.

The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms (CM&CWR) is fully accessible to mobility impaired users - there is a lift to the basement level (single level display and exhibition area). The CM&CWR are wheelchair accessible throughout.

The main entrance is on Horseguards Road. There is a set of glass double doors (1240mm in total width), which open inwards. The historic nature of the site means that there are some narrow points within the corridors and doorways. The narrowest width is 763mm which is sufficient for a standard wheelchair to pass through.

Due to the historic nature of the site, there is limited seating available. There are seats in the Churchill Museum which is approximately one third of the way through the tour. There are seats in the café which is approximately half way through the tour. The café is fully wheelchair accessible.

Our Corporate Hospitality areas are also wheelchair accessible.

Two wheelchairs are available for use by any visiting members of the public.

The Museum has two accessible toilets.

Hearing impairment
Contact us by textphone on 020 7839 4906

Hearing Dogs for the deaf are welcome.

All visitors are provided with a free personal sound guide, available in English (adult and family version), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Dutch and Mandarin. There is an induction loop in every sound guide.

There is an earpiece available for the hand-held sound guide. Visitors unable to use this system will be given a copy of the sound guide transcript.

There is an induction loop in the Learning Centre and in the auditorium (used principally for corporate hospitality events).

Visual impairment
Guide Dogs are welcome.

There are 20 steps down to the basement level of the museum. There is one handrail on these steps which is on the right hand side. A lift is also available to the basement level.

The CWR has sound guides available to all visitors in eight different languages and a sound guide with extra descriptive information. The learning department offer handling sessions and have a collection of objects reserved for this purpose. The sound guide transcript is also available in large print.

The lighting in many areas at the CWR is set at a low level.

Hands-on educational sessions for visitors with disabilities are available on request. Telephone 020 7766 0130 for further details.

Entrance below the Treasurary building.

Access Symbols Explained:


  • Facilities for partially sighted or blind people We provide facilities for people who are visually impaired. For example: Braille formats, large print, audio tapes etc.
  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Non assisted wheelchair access Full, non-assisted, wheelchair access into our premises is possible.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Customer toilet facilities We provide customer toilets.
  • Accessible toilets We have fully accessible toilets installed at our premises.
  • Facilities for hard of hearing people We offer facilities for hard of hearing people.
  • Induction loop available An induction loop has been installed to benefit our hard of hearing customers.
  • Staff assistance available Our staff have been trained to offer excellent service levels, please ask if you have any particular requirements.
  • Customer lift provided A customer lift has been provided.
  • Accessible lift provided An accessible customer lift has been installed, improving access for wheelchair users.
  • Parent with pushchair access Our premises are accessible to parents with a pushchair or pram.
  • Baby changing facilities We provide baby changing facilities.
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