The legacy of the Churchill's Chartwell Appeal at Chartwell
In 2016, on the 50th anniversary of Chartwell opening to the public, the team at Chartwell launched a £7.1million appeal. Beginning with the purchase of precious Churchill heirlooms on long-term loan to Chartwell, the appeal aimed to increase access to the collection and story of Churchill and open new never-before-seen rooms to the public. In 2020, at the end of the appeal, we're now proud to share all of our achievements that keep Churchill's legacy here at Chartwell for you and future generations to see and enjoy.
Chartwell is the only place in the world where objects that belonged to Churchill can be seen in their original domestic setting. Crucially then, one of the most important actions of the Churchill's Chartwell Appeal was to begin securing over 1,000 heirlooms on long-term loan to Chartwell, and keeping those personal and historic objects that belonged to Churchill at his family home. These precious heirlooms, many of international significance, are intrinsic to his life and accomplishments, and an important achievement of the Churchill's Chartwell Appeal in order tell the breadth of Churchill's life and character at Chartwell.
" 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."