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, but still need your help to obtain the final objects in the collection

The south front of Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill between 1922 and 1964, Kent
Churchill's nobel prize for literature on display at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Help us acquire the last few objects

We still need more support so we can complete our acquisition of the final objects in the Churchill collection, such as the Nobel Prize for Literature and for our wider project that will ensure Churchill's legacy for future generations at the home loved.

How the appeal adds up

  • Chartwell has been open to the public for 50 years
  • So far, we've raised £6 million
  • We still need to raise £1.1 million
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.

" 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
Churchill's Nobel Prize medallion and manuscript are on display at Chartwell

Churchill's highest literary honour 

Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 in recognition of his writing and commanding speeches. With your help, we can keep them at Chartwell, where they belong.

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

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. 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