Churchills childhood toy soldiers. The jocks have got very short kilts!
Cabinet meeting room
Churchills private dining room Communication room RM Guards were stationed throughout the bunker. The last line of defence and yes, I know the little soldier on the right who's wearing LED trainers needs a bloody good haircut
THe transatlantic telephone room. The door was marked 'private W.C as it was disguised as a lavatory. From here, Winston made his calls to Roosevelt
WSC made many of his famous broadcasts from this desk A cast of WSC's head, taken for Tussauds
There were some odd little touches in there. Most rooms that housed staff were the same, but senior ranks and senior civil servants had the luxury of a small piece of carpet which looked like an offcut.
my pictures really don't do the scale of the place justice. There's a huge exhibition on WSC's early life and loads of interactive displays that bring it to life. They say to allow 2 hours for a visit, but you could quit easily spend half a day in there,
I worked at the Treasury ( in the early 1970's) and used to go around the CWR (cabinet war rooms) on my own before it was opened as a museum to the public . Great fun with stuff laying all over the floor (to be picked up !) Before it was opened to the public the main corridor was lined with dark green double metal cabinets which were thrown out 'redundant ' just on the whim of the new 'manager ''director'!! So if you ever see any green double fronted metal cupboards 6' high with the letters CWR on the doors you will know where they came from!