We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Finally made it!”

The National Churchill Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Fulton
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 4 weeks ago

Wonderful museum full of interesting and historical information on an important event. Very well maintained and up to date.

Thank Michael M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (221)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"berlin wall"
in 54 reviews
"iron curtain"
in 45 reviews
"westminster college"
in 33 reviews
"christopher wren"
in 25 reviews
"great man"
in 9 reviews
"world war ii"
in 9 reviews
"cold war"
in 8 reviews
"brick by brick"
in 3 reviews
"hours touring"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 8 reviews
"his life"
in 10 reviews
"central missouri"
in 3 reviews
"enjoy history"
in 4 reviews
"history buff"
in 8 reviews
"historical information"
in 3 reviews
"self guided"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 3 reviews
Filter

3 - 7 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know why it took me so long to get here. Its only 90 minutes from St. Louis. But happy to say, I drove there yesterday. I did not expect such a thorough picture of the life and legacy of Winston Churchill. Fulton is a small town, home to Westminster College, and a lovely place for this. The woman who greeted me was full of information and very welcoming. I spent 2 /12 hours there, fascinated by the personal items connected to Churchill. And some impactful video displays, especially of WWII. Sitting above the museum is a church, destroyed by German bombs during the War, and totally rebuilt and replaced here in Fulton. I highly recommend a visit here for anyone remotely interested in Churchill, history of England, both World Wars, and the special room dedicated to Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech he gave at Westminster in 1946.

Thank Easyg1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The National Churchill Museum (NCM) is located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri in the United States. The NCM is the historic site where Winston Churchill gave one of his most famous speeches. On 5 March 1946, at the invitation of President Harry Truman, Churchill addressed the crowd and presented the speech he knew as the ‘Sinews of Peace’ speech, which later became known for a phrase that he used: ‘Iron Curtain”
Beneath this Church is the National Churchill Museum itself which, through the imaginative and innovative use of technology, brings to life the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew. Recently rebuilt from the ground up, the new displays and the permanent exhibition, together with a host of associated historical and cultural activities that support it, was recognised by the United States Congress as America’s permanent tribute to this great man and formally designated as America’s National Churchill Museum.

Thank Tread_Morr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 August 2018

My wife and I visited here in August, thanks to a request from my father-in-law. It's within an easy drive from Columbia, MO. The exhibits are exceptional, and the adjacent replica of St. Mary's Church, damaged in the blitzkrieg from World War II, is almost worth the trip in and of itself. Go.

Thank Cohen_Jack
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We were so impressed with this small but well-orchestrated museum. While a self-guided event, we were treated to an initial introduction by a lovely young woman who definitely was in touch with the subject and with the public. The areas arranged chronologically are spacious and easy to navigate. Seating is provided periodically to allow anyone to rest for a bit. Several video presentation and interactive stations engage visitors more so than just static displays. We left with a great deal more understanding and appreciation for Winston Churchill. Should we have guests who would enjoy history, we will definitely take them to this venue.

Thank RhapsodyRiders
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The National Churchill Museum also viewed

 

Been to The National Churchill Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing