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Beautiful Church

When we got here we learned the museum was closed for construction and remodeling. However, it... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2020
Lorin G
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Saint Louis, Missouri
The Churchill Memorial

Tucked away in Fulton is a Christopher Wren Chapel, honoring Churchill and his "Iron Curtain... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2020
GardenDistWalks
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

We had been meaning to visit this museum for some time and were glad we finally did. The museum is here in the middle of Missouri at Westminster College in Fulton to commemorate the fact that in 1946, the former British Prime Minister and wartime leader accepted the small college’s invitation to present a speech here. The oration itself is famous because in it, Churchill coined the term “iron curtain” to describe the Soviet Union. Museum exhibits document the life and achievements of Churchill, with emphasis on his roles in World Wars I and II. Also on display are mementos and kitsch bearing his likeness, as well as his brushes and painting equipment. The museum, which also includes a gift shop of Churchill memorabilia (but no embroidered patch, dammit!), is located in the basement of the Church of St. Mary of the Virgin, previously of Aldermanbury, England. Brought here and reassembled stone by stone, the 14th century church was redesigned in 1677 by Sir Christopher Wren after it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London and was later struck by a German bomb during World War II. The church, which features magnificent arched windows, serves as a reminder of Churchill’s historic visit. Near the church and museum are two sculptures of the great man and a piece called “Breakthrough,” which was created from a portion of the Berlin Wall by Churchill’s granddaughter, Edwina Sandys. It was presented to the college in 1990 in a dedication which included a speech by Ronald Reagan. If you have an interest in history, this museum is well worth visiting.

Date of experience: May 2011
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

It was a lot of information and a lot to read, so I just browsed through most of it. There are certainly interesting exhibits, but it seemed like overwhelming to me.

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Outstanding exhibit tells the story of Winston Churchill's life in an approachable, lively way. The museum is superbly designed, with lots of interactive exhibits, short film clips, etc. Easily held my attention, and I ended up staying for nearly four hours. Children would find much to entertain them as well. Such a surprise to find this fabulous spot in a tiny Midwestern town.

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

The church is beautiful! Although it's one of Christopher Wren's more simplistic designs on the outside, the inside is gorgeous! The museum and library itself are very informational and always have a new exhibit whenever I visit. A great piece of history to explore!

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

located in a Christopher Wren Church carefully moved and reconstructed. The interactive museum is located in the basement. Located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton MO. the site of Churchill's famous Iron Curtain Address. Westminster has been the site of several addresses by international figures and also has a section of the Berlin Wall.

Good for older children and adults. The museum generally also has a special exhibit.

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