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The National Churchill Museum

501 Westminster Ave, Fulton, MO 65251-1299
+1 573-592-5369
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Hidden Gem in Fulton

This is a fascinating place and probably, no doubt has the most comprehensive Winston Churchill... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lenexa, Kansas
Lots to see

It's an odd name, and unless you happen to remember that Churchill coined the phrase "iron curtain... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place and probably, no doubt has the most comprehensive Winston Churchill collection on North America. The bombed out church was rebuilt beautifully. Great history lives here. The Westminster College campus is beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an odd name, and unless you happen to remember that Churchill coined the phrase "iron curtain" in a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, MO (thanks to Harry Truman's tie to the college president), you'll wonder what in the world a museum to Churchill...More

Thank dmj399
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Awesome collection of history, well worth a stop in! They even have a section of the Berlin Wall there.

Thank Moberly H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband was brought up in Missouri and has been wanting to go to the National Churchill Museum for years! I was amazed at how inclusive and detailed this Museum is. If you thoroughly read all of the information in the extensive display areas and...More

Thank 411Shirley
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Even if you’re a bit of a Churchill buff, as I am, you probably haven’t seen the Great Man’s draft of his Iron Curtain speech, constructed in poetic form, with his inserts and deletions, which is framed on all the walls in one gallery. Then,...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank jmacmurdo
Reviewed 11 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

Thank KCBirdLady
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
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...More

Thank ClassicalTraveller
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...More

Thank robk9531
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26 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.