Churchill's England

A statue of Winston Churchill in the Houses of Parliament

Mark the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death in 2015 with a visit to England’s war museums and attractions, and step back in time to 1940s Britain. Born on 30 November 1874, Churchill was appointed Prime Minster the day Germany invaded Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland in 1940, and during WWII his speeches are said to have boosted the British morale. Explore Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace and stroll around its magnificent State Rooms; visit the underground bunker where Churchill broadcasted his war speeches and see how Britain survived the Blitz with a tour of Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

A statue of Winston Churchill in the Houses of Parliament

Churchill's England

Mark the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death in 2015 with a visit to England’s war museums and attractions, and step back in time to 1940s Britain. Born on 30 November 1874, Churchill was appointed Prime Minster the day Germany invaded Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland in 1940, and during WWII his speeches are said to have boosted the British morale. Explore Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace and stroll around its magnificent State Rooms; visit the underground bunker where Churchill broadcasted his war speeches and see how Britain survived the Blitz with a tour of Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

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Uncover history and heritage at Blenheim Palace

Uncover history and heritage at Blenheim Palace

Home to the 12th Duke Marlborough & birthplace of Winston Churchill, Blenheim is a super family day out.

Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire

 
See aviation history come alive at RAF Manston

See aviation history come alive at RAF Manston

Manston, Kent is home to not one but two museums dedicated to aviation history and one of the few remaining wartime Spitfires

Location: Manston, near Ramsgate, Kent

 
May events: Visit the 1940s in West Yorkshire

May events: Visit the 1940s in West Yorkshire

Head to Haworth in West Yorkshire and get a glimpse into life in the 1940s.

Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire

 
See Churchill's carriage at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

See Churchill's carriage at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum with one of the UK’s largest collections of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia.

Location: Quainton, Buckinghamshire

 
See infamous military aircraft at Imperial War Museum Duxford

See infamous military aircraft at Imperial War Museum Duxford

Experience the world of aerial warfare at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire.

Location: Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
Visit the home of the WWII codebreakers at Bletchley Park

Visit the home of the WWII codebreakers at Bletchley Park

Once Britain’s best kept secret, this major visitor attraction was also the filming location for The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Location: Bletchley, Buckinghamshire

 
Stand where Churchill stood in his WWII underground bunker

Stand where Churchill stood in his WWII underground bunker

Take a private tour with the Churchill War Rooms’ director and go behind the glass into Churchill’s War Cabinet Room in London.

Location: Westminster, London

 
Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

See how Britain survived the Blitz as you negotiate this dark labyrinth of tunnels at Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester

 
Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

Get an insight into the wars and conflicts that have shaped both England and the world at the Imperial War Museum North.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
Explore the picturesque Mottisfont House and Garden

Explore the picturesque Mottisfont House and Garden

What’s better than a summer’s stroll amid ancient trees and rolling lawns? Enjoy the splendour of one of Hampshire’s greatest country houses –Mottisfont.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

 
Uncover Cliveden's unique past

Uncover Cliveden's unique past

Discover a country house in Berkshire with a chequered past.

Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire

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