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“World-class museum”

The National Churchill Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Fulton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: In 1946 it was at Westminster College that Winston Churchill delivered one of the most significant speeches of his long and illustrious career. That address, formally entitled, The Sinews of Peace, but best known for that evocative phrase, An Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent, effectively marked the beginning of the Cold War and linked, forever, Fulton and Westminster College with Winston Churchill.In the 1960s Westminster College set out to mark what would be the 40th anniversary of Churchill's visit. After due consideration to traditional modes of commemoration, Westminster College settled on the rather more ambitious notion of moving a Christopher Wren designed Church from London. This Church, St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, had stood in London since 1677 when it replaced an earlier structure that had sat on the same site since the 12th century. This magnificent building, badly damaged during the London Blitz, was moved stone by stone to Westminster's campus and rebuilt to Wren's original specifications.Beneath this Church is the National Churchill Museum itself which through the imaginative and innovative use of technology bring to life the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew. Recently rebuilt form the ground up the new displays and the permanent exhibition, together with host of associated historical and cultural activities that support it was recognized the by the United States Congress as America's permanent tribute to this great man and formally recognized as America's National Churchill Museum.
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Outstanding exhibit tells the story of Winston Churchill's life in an approachable, lively way. The museum is superbly designed, with lots of interactive exhibits, short film clips, etc. Easily held my attention, and I ended up staying for nearly four hours. Children would find much to entertain them as well. Such a surprise to find this fabulous spot in a tiny Midwestern town.

Thank Heather F
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"berlin wall"
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"christopher wren"
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"great man"
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"world war ii"
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"cold war"
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"brick by brick"
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"hours touring"
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"beautiful church"
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"his life"
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"central missouri"
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"enjoy history"
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"history buff"
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

The church is beautiful! Although it's one of Christopher Wren's more simplistic designs on the outside, the inside is gorgeous! The museum and library itself are very informational and always have a new exhibit whenever I visit. A great piece of history to explore!

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Reviewed 14 February 2012

located in a Christopher Wren Church carefully moved and reconstructed. The interactive museum is located in the basement. Located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton MO. the site of Churchill's famous Iron Curtain Address. Westminster has been the site of several addresses by international figures and also has a section of the Berlin Wall.

Good for older children and adults. The museum generally also has a special exhibit.

Thank laker10
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Museum and memorial is well worth the trip, our son has been enrolled at Westminster college for four years, and we have enjoyed functions in memorial and the wonderful church that the musuem is housed under.

Thank mdvm
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

This is a national museum. The facilty is built below a 14th century church that was dismantled brought from England. The museum is interactive and fabulous. We've been many times and try to go every time we're in town. The facility is that amazing, plus the traveling exhibits are very good as well. They have a reciprocal agreement with many other museums which is a tremendous benefit for the cost.
Downsides? The gift shop could offer wider selection of gifts, the staff could be more informative about Fulton and surrounding events and attractions. there was a large celebration downtown and the staff had no idea what was going on, it was almost like they didn't live in Fulton. Also, not sure about the relationship with Westminster but I would guess it's rocky at best.

Thank ProfBusiness
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