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Notice: Please be aware the A25 through Westerham will be closed from 11am to 11:30 on Sunday 6 September. Those traveling west along the A25 from Brasted can arrive as normal turning left up Hosey Hill but those traveling east will need to turn right on the B269 towards Edenbridge and then turn right on to Hosey Hill B2026.

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: Entry to the house is by timed ticket and these can be collected from the visitor welcome centre from 10am on days when the house is open. Please click here to pre-book week day tickets for the house in September, to collect from the visitor welcome centre on arrival.

Visit Chartwell this summer

Lady Churchill’s summer sun trap rose garden at Chartwell © Henry Jarvis

Lady Churchill’s summer sun trap rose garden at Chartwell

Chartwell is first and foremost a summer garden, this season you can expect to see an array of roses in the rose garden and the Golden Rose Walk and in the kitchen garden you'll find plenty of produce we grow here ourselves. Out in the wider estate there are several swings to use, dens to hide in and fields to roam full of wild flowers.

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.

The Churchill family hobby trail

Working together to complete a family trail © NT / Lee Searle

Working together to complete a family trail

This summer holiday follow in the footsteps of Churchill and his family discovering their hobbies with some puzzles and 50 Things challenges. Collect your trail at the Visitor Welcome Centre for a £1 donation and get a sticker reward for completing the trail.

A summer of fun

One of a handful of new swings in the woodland © Jon Primmer

One of a handful of new swings in the woodland

Go wild in the natural play spaces at Chartwell. There are dens to explore, a Canadian camp to make your own, balancing beams to traverse and swings to let loose on. While you're at it check make yourself at home in the Marycot. Check out our family page for the latest information as well as our 50 Things challenges ready to be completed.

Chartwell house timed tickets

chartwell from the side © Jonathan Primmer

For September we are trialling allowing some weekday timed tickets for the house to be pre-booked from 24 hours in advance. Please bring along your email confirmation to collect a ticket from the visitor welcome centre and arrive with plenty of time to park, collect the tickets and make your way to the house because there may not be later tickets available should you arrive late.

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.

Fancy a picnic?

This summer is the perfect time for a picnic at Chartwell. Settle yourself down on the lower lawn and take in the sights while you eat or take a trip to the café and get your lunch to go.

A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted.

Sir Winston Churchill