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.

Winter house closure

The house closes at the end of October each year so our busy team can carry out the winter deep clean and other vital conservation work.

This year the house will be closed from 30 Oct 2017 - 24 Feb 2018.

What can I see?

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.


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.

New room openings coming soon...

In September 2016 our Keep Churchill at Chartwell appeal was launched with the aim of raising £7.1 million to secure many of Churchill's belongings for the nation. 

In addition to securing objects in the collection, money raised from the appeal will also enable new rooms and spaces to be opened by 2020. These spaces include...

Churchill’s bedroom

Perhaps the most private space in the house was Churchill's bedroom. The bedroom walls are adorned with family portraits and personal photographs, whilst his hairbrush lays on the bedroom table as if he had just placed it there. The room even has an en suite bathroom which will also be opened up to our visitors in the future. Both rooms will be open by tour only due to the confined space; more information will be available as our project progresses.

The Secretaries Room

Once a hive of activity, the Secretaries Room was where Churchill's dedicated staff fielded calls from key political figures and produced endless correspondence. This room was quite possibly the organisational hub of Chartwell and saw the production of many of his books and articles for which he received international acclaim.

The Secretaries room will be decorated as it was in the 1950s
The Secretaries Room at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

How can I get involved?


Every pound given will help our appeal in so many ways. Not only will your kind support enable us to acquire the final object in our appeal, Churchill's Nobel Prize for Literature, but it will help us open new rooms and spaces for the visitors of today and the future to enjoy.


Help us to inspire our visitors with Churchill's legacy by joining the Chartwell team as a volunteer. From room stewards to kitchen garden volunteers, there's so many ways to get involved. See our volunteering page to start your journey today.

Buy a raffle ticket

All funds raised through the onsite sale of raffle tickets will go directly to our Keep Churchill at Chartwell appeal. Buy a raffle ticket on your next visit and help us reinvigorate Churchill's legacy at Chartwell.