Monday, April 22, 2013

Winston Churchill Museum - Fulton, Missouri

Museum entrance is under the church

On the grounds of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri you will find a wonderful museum.  The National Churchill Museum is worth taking a short detour off of the highway.  The museum is tucked under the beautiful Church of St Mary the Virgin which dates back to the 17th century!  The church was not originally in Fulton, but moved from London and reconstructed stone by stone at the present site.  It was designed by Christopher Wren and features an original Wren pulpit and hand crafted tracker organ.  The facility is available to rent for weddings and other events.

Adjacent to the museum is the walk through sculpture "Breakthrough" which was created from 8 sections of the actual Berlin Wall and designed by Churchill's granddaughter - Edwina Sandy.

Winston Churchill delivered his well known 'Iron Curtain' speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri on March 5, 1946.  The exhibits in the museum will take you from his childhood years through the Cold War and beyond.  Visitors will experience sights and sounds from different periods.  Many artifacts and personal items are included in the detailed displays and rooms including some of Churchill's artwork.

The museum is open daily 10 am - 4:30 pm (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day)
Admission is $6.00 with discounts available for seniors, AAA, AARP, college students and children.
There is a gift shop, scout programs and public programs.

1 comment:

  1. we love the Churchill Museum! Took some out of state history buffs there and they were blown away. One note to add: we had our five year old with us and she loved it. Found out later from the curator Dr. Rob Havers that as they were designing the museum, he had his children check out the exhibits to make sure it was interesting enough for them as well! Outcome was a success.