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Notice: Chartwell is closed Saturday 31st January 2015 due to snow and slippery conditions. We hope to open on Sunday 1st February subject to the weather conditions here, please check website before you travel.

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: The house is closed throughout January and opens again on February 28 by timed ticket entry. Tickets can be collected from the Visitor Centre.

Death of a Hero

The state funeral of Winston Churchill ©

The state funeral of Winston Churchill

Visit our extended exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill. See the display at Chartwell commemorating his passing, the funeral and his enduring legacy that still stands today and will do for future generations.

Chartwell in 2015

A refreshing walk in winter sunshine © National Trust

A refreshing walk in winter sunshine

Celebrate the new year and blow away those cobwebs with an invigorating walk around the grounds of Chartwell and take a moment for quiet reflection in our winter exhibition. We'll be blowing away some cobwebs of our own as we close the house and studio for conservation work but with tours of the studio in February and the house open again from February 28 there's plenty to look forward to in 2015.

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A Jock of all trades

Jock is working wonders at Chartwell. Only a kitten and already he has his own facebook page, his own line of goodies in the shop and he's made it on film.

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Let your creative side run wild

Monday 16 -  Friday 20 February

Join us for some indoor craft fun this half term. Become a painter just like Churchill and create your own art inspired by his work and the surroundings of Chartwell. It's £3 per child and you'll find us in the Mulberry Room.

A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted.

Sir Winston Churchill