Chartwell house and studio tickets

A view across the lawn at Chartwell, looking back to the house.

We're reopening the house and studio on Monday 14 September. Things may seem a little different, however all measures have been put in place to keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe.

From Monday 26 November, house tickets will be on sale from 10am at the Visitor Centre with the house open from 11.30am.

We're delighted to welcome you back. Things might feel a little different, as we've put new measures in place to keep everybody safe:

We're always listening to feedback and to alleviate any queues on arrival from the Visitor Centre, house and studio ticket sales are now from the Butterfly House. This ensures that visitors have a smooth entry in to the garden, particularly for those that don't wish to purchase a house ticket. Ticket sales moves to the Visitor Centre from 1.30pm once the majority of our visitors have arrived.

House and Studio Tickets

  • House and Studio tickets cannot be booked in advance.
  • A garden and car park ticket is required before booking, visitors can upgrade to a house and studio ticket on the day of their visit
  • We're limiting numbers inside the house and studio, and entry is not guaranteed for all visitors to Chartwell
  • Tickets are on sale from the Butterfly House from 12noon
  • From 1pm, tickets are on sale from the Visitor Centre
  • One member per household will be required to queue at the visitor centre and Butterfly House
  • Tickets are available from 12noon and the house is open from 1pm, last entry is 4pm.
  • Ticketed entry in to the house is by allocated by time, and staggered from 1pm to 4pm for the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers. Please arrive promptly to enter the house at your allocated timed. Those that miss their alloted house entry time will not be able to enter after their allocated time.
  • Tickets are allocated on a first come, first serve basis from the visitor centre. Depending on availability you will be allocated a ticket between 1pm and 4m. Depending on demand it is unlikely you will receive a house ticket with immediate entry.
  • Garden tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children and free for non-members.
  • Tickets for the house and studio are free for National Trust members and an additional £7.25 for non-members on top of the garden ticket.

Where is the Butterfly House?

The Butterfly House is inside the garden and near to Chartwell house. Please follow the one-way route to the Butterfly House and the arrows marked out from Chartwell house. The one-way route takes you around the Croquet Lawn, along the Butterfly Walk to the Butterfly House.

Prebook your garden and car park ticket

The gardens at Chartwell are open and we recommend all visitors book their tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday.​ The house and studio are open, a garden and car park ticket is required to enter the house and studio and you can upgrade to a house ticket on the day. House and studio tickets are limited and entry is not guaranteed.

Inside the house

  • Please give other visitors, and our room guides, plenty of space. Please note that you may have to queue before entering the house.
  • There is a one-way system through the house.
  • Hand sanitiser is available at the house entrance.
  • Surfaces, including display cases, are sanitised regularly throughout the day. For your safety, please avoid touching surfaces as much as you can.
  • In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, this includes the house. Please bring a face covering with you.
  • Pleas leave large rucksacks in the car or be prepared to carry them on your front or by your side around the house.

In line with Government guidance we are supporting the NHS Track and Trace programme. This means you may be asked to scan your membership card, or for non-members asked brief contact details.