Saturday, September 08, 2012

Winston Churchill's Britain at War Museum

London The Unfinished City
Britain at War Experience

Saturday September 8, 2012

Around the London Bridge and Tooley Street area of Southwark, there is a lot of work ongoing as part of the upgrade to London Bridge station.

Many of the attractions in the area are either moving, closing for a short time or, like Winston Churchill's Britain at War Experience, closing with no plans to reopen.

The aforementioned Britain at War Experience is a permanent exhibition open 7 days a week, only closing from December 24-26.

The exhibition includes the chance to huddle in an Anderson shelter and hear all the terrifying noises of an air raid overhead. You can get up close and personal with real wartime bombs, some of which tick, rare documents and photographs in the unique Bomb Disposal display.

London The unfinished City
This way to the Air Raid Shelter

You can even visit the 'Drury Lane' dressing room and catch a glimpse of the stars of the war years. Then there is the Rainbow Corner, which was a club to entertain the GI's.

You get to learn about the Land Army Girls and other women who fought in the war on the home front. 

There are Ration Books, Posters, gas masks and so mush more to see.

Although small you still need a good hour or so to see and experience everything, but it is still worth the visit.

 Britain At War

UPDATE

Although the website is still active, 

Winston Churchill's Britain at War Museum closed permanently in 2013.

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