At the beginning of the twenty-first Century a popular vote orchestrated by the BBC placed Winston Churchill as the greatest Briton of all time. Even today, it seems, he embodies key aspects of Britishness (Mowlam 2002: 126). In 2005, a Churchill Museum opened in London. The story it teils begins in May 1940 when Churchill became prime minister, examines his war leadership, and later considers other aspects of his life. By using objects, sound, light, photography, film and interactives, the museum interprets Churchill through the use of the senses, in particular those of hearing, touch and sight. Its use of sound and images in the first section of the museum and their relationship to the discipline of history, and its role in national memory, are examined here.