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The National Churchill Museum

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Address: 501 Westminster Ave, Fulton, MO 65251-1299 (Formerly Winston Churchill Memorial and Library)
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+1 573-592-5369
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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In 1946 it was at Westminster College that Winston Churchill delivered one...

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.

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Very interesting museum about Churchill underneath a Wren-designed church that was brought over from England. A large part of the Berlin Wall ( this is the location of the famous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting museum about Churchill underneath a Wren-designed church that was brought over from England. A large part of the Berlin Wall ( this is the location of the famous "Iron Curtain" speech. Cute little town, as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church designed by Christopher Wren that dates back to the 17th century. It was burnt during the blitz bombing in London during WW ll. It was moved here in the 1960's. It has an original tracker organ which we were delighted to hear played. It also features an original Wren pulpit which is beautiful. It sit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not knowing what to expect it surpassed expectations. The interaction between Churchill, President Truman and others was documented by letter and photos. Interesting insights into a by-gone era. What we found very interesting is that Churchill in lieu of a speakers fee asked for a small painting by Thomas Hart Benton. He mentioned that his place was small and modest... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great way to learn about Churchill without going to England. I had recently read a biography of Churchill so I knew many of the highlights here. That said they did a great job laying out the information in a way that all ages would enjoy. I loved actually seeing the hand written "Iron Curtain" speech. I also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting. Lots of history. There is a piece of the Berlin Wall on the property. That was cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Really well done museum about Churchill. The Wren church it is housed beneath was also beautiful to walk around in. Museum was much better than expected. Gift shop wasn't that great though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very interesting venue for anyone interested in Winston Churchill, World War 2 or Westminster college's association with Winston Churchill and England.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This museum covers significant events from throughout Churchill's life, with displays, documents, and diverse video presentations. The restored British church above the museum is a magnificent complement to the museum (which is under the church). the entire facility offers multiple places to sit, watch, read, and ponder the history of British, American, and world freedom milestones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great museum!! We were fascinated with the extensive background and life events that made Winston Churchill the figure in history that he was. Even though my wife and I are fairly knowledgeable about this era in world history, the National Churchill Museum in Fulton provided details and aspects about Churchill that are not widely known. A very entertaining couple of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I was amazed at such a comprehensive collection of Churchill memorabilia here in Fulton, Missouri. Plan on spending at least two hours. And don't forget the Christopher Wren church above it. Had a fabulous time. Loy's of inter active displays.

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