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The National Churchill Museum

501 Westminster Ave, Fulton, MO 65251-1299
+1 573-592-5369
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Educational and interesting

There is a lot of standing and reading in the museum, so it can be tiring, but it is worth it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kansas City, Missouri
Really well presented museum

Really interesting and well presented museum with a combination of documents, photos and film. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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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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501 Westminster Ave, Fulton, MO 65251-1299
+1 573-592-5369
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank KCBirdLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank ClassicalTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...More

Thank robk9531
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to visit this museum when in Fulton. The town is not large, so easy to get around, except the signage is lacking to find the museum. Look for the large church. The museum is located downstairs.

Thank Marilyn540
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Winston Churchill first coined the term "Iron Curtain" during a 1946 speech in Fulton. This museum commemorates that visit -- and Churchill's life. The Sir Christopher Wren-designed chapel that sits atop the museum is a marvel itself. If you're near Fulton, make time for some...More

Thank JayDS67
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This has always been on my list for places to see (as a history buff). Definitely not disappointed. Museum provides a history of Churchill and the world events around him during his life. Displays and the chronology were thorough. And the church! Beautiful building, impressive...More

2  Thank Mbv9415
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The Churchill Museum in Fulton is such a nice little gem in a small town! Read all about Churchill's life and his many accomplishments. My favorite part were the reproductions of letters written to his parents or wife and from his wife. Well worth a...More

1  Thank knollorama
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Very interesting museum The church was sooo beautiful, and a lady played the large pipe organs for us. Had a few movies to look at and learn all about Winston Churchill.

Thank taralynn7
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This museum is not for young children or those with limited attention spans. Exhibits are designed for mature persons who enjoy history and aren't required to be "entertained" by videos or animation. Having said that, we enjoyed the couple of hours we spent reading the...More

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25 June 2017|
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Response from MONYMAN53 | Reviewed this property |
All depends. An hour to three is good depending on what you read or watch. Then enjoy the old church above.