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Family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill
Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life.
The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of a great statesman, writer, painter and family man. Additionally, every winter we put on a new temporary exhibition to explore Churchill in more detail and draw items out of storage.
The hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, the kitchen garden and the Marycot, a playhouse designed for his youngest daughter Mary.
Beyond the gardens there is an expanse of woodland with looped trails, natural play areas and swings. There's den building, a Canadian camp and opportunities to stretch your legs.
Please note: Timed tickets operate in the house to ensure maximum enjoyment for visitors. Find out more about timed tickets.
Gift of Power exhibition
Chartwell's winter exhibition is now open. It explores the relationships behind the many and varied gifts Churchill received from both high profile leaders and the common man. Many of these wonderful gifts have never been on display. There is also a family trail extending throughout the garden, exploring the various animals that were given to Churchill too.