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“Outstanding Historical Collection”

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 2 October 2017

This was our third visit to the Churchill Museum. I learn something more about Sir Winston every trip we make to it. For those who haven't visited yet, you're in for a treat. This is by far the most extensive collection of historical memorabilia associated with not only Churchill himself, but indeed all WWII, that I have seen. Plan on at least 3 hours for your first visit -- it's that captivating!

Thank jmacmurdo
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

There is a lot of standing and reading in the museum, so it can be tiring, but it is worth it. There are several short films that give a break from standing. There are very few artifacts from Churchill's life, which would have made it more interesting. The church is lovely and has a remarkable history. It hosts quite a few weddings, so you might want to check to be sure it will be open to tourists when you want to go.

Thank KCBirdLady
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Really interesting and well presented museum with a combination of documents, photos and film. Very good on the 1946 speech but also on other aspects of Churchill's life. And a reconstructed Wren church. Well worth seeking out

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

A well laid-out musuem, under the church, with lots of interesting material. If you're visiting the area and have any interest in recent history, this is a must-see. The church is the only Wren church in the USA, bombed in the Blitz, shipped to Fulton in pieces, re-built and restored. There is also a section of the Berlin Wall set up nearby.

Thank ClassicalTraveller
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been to this small hometown museum in many years so I thought I'd revisit it. It has excellent exhibits and interactive features throughout the museum. Lots of memorabilia from Churchill and London from WW2. Churchill gave his famous iron curtain speech after WW2 in Fulton and a section of the Berlin Wall now sits at the museum also. If WW2 history interests you this museum is worth a visit.

Thank robk9531
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