The Cabinet War Rooms, the scene of Winston Churchill's historic wartime leadership, have created the first ever museum dedicated to the complete life and times of Churchill, the greatest Briton ever (according to a BBC poll).
The museum forms the core of the Churchill Project, a major restoration and expansion programme at this once secret underground wartime headquarters. The exhibition examines Churchill’s many roles as a leader, statesman, politician, soldier, father, husband and son. This £13.5 million project has also seen the restoration of the Churchill’s’ private living accommodation within the War Rooms, creating an intimate and multifaceted portrait of him, one that reveals the private as well as the public man, his talents and flaws.
Crescent supplied all the fibre optic cabinet lighting for the museum, mainly using the linear ‘Lightbar’ system. The CRE096 100w TH projector was used throughout and more than 60 metres of LB, LBQR and Foci profile from the Lightbar range were installed.
Lighting design was carried out by DHA in London, and Crescent would like to thank both them, and Sarah Clarke at the Museum for her help with the photography.