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“Great museum of WWII and Churchill. Lot to see and do, Church is gorgeous. Worth the detour off Hwy 54.”

The National Churchill Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Fulton
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We have been to this museum several times. Takes 1-2 hours to go through depending on how much you want to read. Nice stop off of Highway 54 to stretch your legs. Be sure to go upstairs into the church. It is gorgeous. The church was a gift from England and shipped to Fulton stone by stone after the area was bombed in WWII. High quality museum. Also great photo opp by the Berlin wall segment.

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Very enjoyable. Jam packed with displays and information.

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

My car club stopped by the museum while touring central Missouri. This is the college campus where Winston Churchill made his "Iron Curtain" speech after World War II. Churchill's Chapel was removed from London brick by brick and put back together in Fulton Missouri. The chaple is beautiful with an excellent museum in the lower level. A must see.

1  Thank Ron C
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

This is a very nicely down museum in a tiny town that is definately worth detouring for. Section of the Berlin Wall is very educational and one should consider sharing with their teen children. The film on Churchill was a bit disappointing as it did a poor job educating you about him from birth to death - but it is included in your admission ticket. Museum will take about 45 minutes depending on how fast you stroll. Museum gift shop isn't any good.

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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Well done; there is a great deal of respect. Stop in.

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