Keep Churchill at Chartwell appeal

It’s 50 years since Churchill’s home, Chartwell, opened to the public. Thanks to the generosity of the Trust members and the wider public we have almost reached the target for our 2016 appeal, including the acquisition of Churchill's Nobel Prize, but there's still more to be done.

The south front of Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill between 1922 and 1964, Kent
Churchill's hairbrush at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

The top 10 Chartwell appeal objects 

With our appeal so far we have acquired over 1,000 individual items that belonged to Sir Winston Churchill at Chartwell, including most recently his Nobel Prize for Literature. There is more work to be done though, and we still need your support to deliver the final elements of the project.

How the appeal adds up

  • Chartwell has been open to the public for 50 years
  • So far, we've raised £6.3 million
  • We still need to raise £800,000
Katherine Barnett, house and collections manager at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Heritage Lottery Fund award boosts Chartwell appeal 

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a grant towards our appeal to reinvigorate Winston Churchill’s legacy and acquire many of his personal objects at his family home.

Donate to Keep Churchill at Chartwell appeal

Please select an amount

Signatures in Churchill's House of Commons birthday book on display at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent
£10 would help conserve one of the inscribed books
£25 would help make improvements to Churchill's painting studio
Churchill's painting studio at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent
Churchill's bedroom
£50 could help open Churchill's bedroom to the public
Or enter your own amount
" You may be sure that Clemmie and I will do our utmost to invest the house and gardens with every characteristic and trophy that will make it of interest in the future."
- Sir Winston Churchill writing to Lord Camrose from Chartwell, 1945

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the irreplaceable treasures in our care. Memberships help to pay for some of the work we do. But they only go so far. Additional donations are crucial to maintaining our collections, from stunning works of silverware to personal keepsakes that bring the past to life. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work to our collections at this special place. With your support, we can continue to conserve, protect and provide access to these fascinating pieces of history. For ever, for everyone.

Donate now to the Chartwell appeal