Discover Churchill at Chartwell

The relaxing spot where Winston used to feed his fish © Charlotte Ruddock

The relaxing spot where Winston used to feed his fish

The life of Churchill expands far beyond his famed political career. Where better to discover this than at the family home that was an important place to Sir Winston for over 40 years. To give a small insight into the many aspects of Churchillian history, we've asked volunteers working at Chartwell to write about aspects of Churchill’s life and career.

Before Churchill

Discover the origins of Chartwell, the hands it passed through and the history behind the name.

An introduction

Second-World-War veteran Guy Huntrods imparts his early memories of Churchill.

Early life and family

Discover the young Churchill and read about his early life, his parents, and his wife and children.

Churchill in power

Explore Churchill's political career: both his triumphs and his failures, his iconic speeches and his diplomacy

Churchill and special Chartwell

Find out about the history of Chartwell, the animals and the stories that make Chartwell so special.

Churchill's friends and past times

An insight into Churchill’s personal life, his friends and past times.