House at Chartwell

Chartwell was the family home of Winston Churchill. Filled with treasures from every aspect of Churchill’s life, the house here at Chartwell provides an opportunity to explore the home of one of Britain’s greatest leaders.


Chartwell house

Discover the house that Churchill called home, where he brought up his young family. Decorated as it was in the 1930s, make your way through rooms like the library, study, sitting room and dining room displayed as if the family have only just left the room.
Explore the museum rooms filled with gifts that Churchill received and see the original collection that Churchill and the family kept at Chartwell.

As you make your way around the house uncover the home and family man behind the statesman.

Conservation work to the windows and walls of Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Conservation work in action

To ensure that Chartwell remains open forever, for everyone, we are carrying out some vital conservation work to the exterior of the house. Scaffolding is currently in place around the front facade of the building, and will move around the house as the work progresses over 2017. Why not ask us about our conservation work on your next visit?


Over 130 masterpieces

If you are visiting in the afternoon then please do stop by the studio nestled in the orchard next to the kitchen garden.
Step inside and see the largest collection of Churchill's paintings hanging from the walls. The studio is closed throughout January but open for tours in February.


Due to the hillside location of Chartwell, the gardens and house can be difficult to navigate for those with access requirements. Please see our 'facilities and access' section on our homepage for more information and to download a full access statement.

Timed tickets

Entrance to the house is by timed ticket only, every 10 minutes, and these can be collected from the visitor welcome centre when you arrive. Please show these to the team at the front of the house in the allocated time. All visits to the house are self-guided as opposed to tours, but our friendly team of volunteers are on hand in each of the rooms to answer your questions.

Alternatively, you can pre-book a ticket from a small selection of afternoon house entry times by clicking on the link below. Please exchange your e-ticket for a house ticket on arrival at the visitor welcome centre and make sure you arrive with plenty of time to spare.

Important notice: house tickets booked online through the Chartwell website or by the phone via the Central Box Office cannot be refunded.