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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: The house is closed throughout January and opens again on 28 February 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, open now until November 1, 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.

Spring flowers at Chartwell

There are swathes of spring flowers at Chartwell © Graham Heard

There are swathes of spring flowers at Chartwell

There are some early spring flowers flourishing at Chartwell at the moment. See the snowdrops carpeting areas of the garden and swathes of aconites around the grounds. Not long now until the daffodils and camellia adding even more colour to Chartwell.

Cadbury Easter Egg trail

Take on the trail with Chartwell and Cadbury © Cadbury

Take on the trail with Chartwell and Cadbury

Friday 3 - Monday 6 April

Help war time rabbits find their missing items around Chartwell taking on challenges along the way. Complete the trail to claim your Cadbury Egghead prize. Trails are £2 each and normal admission prices.

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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.

What's on?

Sat 14 to Sun 15 March, 3:30pm

Treat your mother this Mother's Day weekend with a special cream tea in the Mulberry Room above the café. For an extra added touch add some fizz and bubbles with a sparkling cream tea.

A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted.

Sir Winston Churchill