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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: 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.

Spring flowers at Chartwell

One of the rhododendron adding colour to Chartwell © National Trust

One of the rhododendron adding colour to Chartwell

Be on the lookout for the rhododendron and azalea at Chartwell adding plenty of life and colour to the garden. The unique standing wisteria in the rose garden are also on the way out and are certain to catch the eye. Just wait that little bit longer to see the roses in all their glory and some tasty vegetables in the kitchen garden.

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 50th Anniversary June Lecture Series

These essays will explore various aspects of Churchills life and times © Public

These essays will explore various aspects of Churchills life and times

Throughout June we will be holding a series of one off lectures as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passing of Sir Winston Churchill. From theatre performances, talks on military campaigns and lectures on literature, each day uncovers a different aspect about the great man.

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?

Mon 25 - Fri 29 May, 11am-4pm

Take on our 50 Things challenge this half term in the grounds and woodlands of Chartwell. How many 50 Things can you tick off in one day?

A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted.

Sir Winston Churchill