Themed Highlights House Tours - Leadership and Legacy

Explore the life and legacy of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill through this new tour with our knowledgeable guide.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This one hour intimate tour showcases Winston Churchill's most treasured awards, honours and gifts. Selected rooms of the house including exclusive access to Winston's bedroom.

Please book at least a day in advance as bookings can't be made on the day. Spaces limited to 8.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £17.20
    Gift Aid
  • Adult £15.50
    Standard
  • Child £7.75
    Standard
  • Child £8.60
    Gift Aid
Additional prices
  • NT member (With proof of membership on arrival) £0.00
  • 2 Adults, up to 3 Children up to 12 yrs (Standard) £38.75
  • 2 Adults, up to 3 Children up to 12 yrs (Gift Aid) £43.00
View admission charges
Chartwell

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.20 £15.50
Child £8.60 £7.75
Family £43.00 £38.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £14.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Garden and studio only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
Group Adult N/A £8.00
Group Child N/A £4.00
Whole property Christmas (7-22 Dec weekend only)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.70 £6.00
Family £33.30 £30.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Last entry into the house is at 3.50pm, with our Highlights tour (8 places max) at 4pm. Entry to house by timed ticket (every 10 mins; places limited), sold on a first come first served basis. Tickets can sell out on weekends and during holidays; we recommend arriving before midday. You can pre-book select times through our website if done at least 24hrs in advance here. Parking is £4 for non-members and free for members. *Christmas* From 4 November, the house will be closed for winter apart from 7&8, 14&15, 21&22 December when select rooms will be dressed for Christmas. Please see 'Whole property Christmas' prices for these three weekends only.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Not suitable for children under the age of 12
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Head to the visitor welcome centre on arrival with your email confirmation to receive a ticket before going to the front of the house. The tour starts at 4pm.
What to bring and wear
Please leave large bags and luggage in your car. Comfortable shoes are recommended though we can provide heel protectors.
Accessibility
The tour involves stairs to the first floor and smaller steps between rooms and isn't recommended for wheelchair users.
Other
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 is also enabling new rooms to be opened - the first of which is Winston Churchill's bedroom. Due to the small size of the bedroom, and the narrow one-way corridor leading to it, the room is only available to view on a themed highlights tour.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 September 2019 16:00 - 17:00 Available
24 September 2019 16:00 - 17:00 Available
1 October 2019 16:00 - 17:00 Available
8 October 2019 16:00 - 17:00 Available
15 October 2019 16:00 - 17:00 Available
22 October 2019 16:00 - 17:00 Available
29 October 2019 16:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Chartwell Property Office
Email
chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01732 868381

Upcoming events

Exhibition: A History of Winston Churchill

Sun 15 Sep 2019
10:00-17:00
Be one of the first visitors to see our new permanent exhibition. Featuring the fascinating collection of Churchill's own cherished possessions, collected by him over the course of his lifetime.

House timed tickets- September 2019

Sun 15 Sep 2019
15:15-15:30
Get a timed ticket on arrival or pre-book the 12:00 or 14.30 time slot Mon-Fri. On Sat & Sun pre-book the 15.15 or 15.45 slots. Book +24 hours in advance, arrive at least 30 mins early exchanging your e-ticket for a house ticket.

Themed Highlights House Tours - The Churchill Family

Mon 16 Sep 2019
16:00-17:00
Delve deeper into the stories of the Churchill family on this intimate one hour tour. Let one of our knowledgeable guides lead you around selected rooms in the house, including exclusive access to Churchill's bedroom. Not available on Bank Holidays.

Themed Highlights House Tours - Leadership and Legacy

Tue 17 Sep 2019
16:00-17:00
Explore the life and legacy of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill through this new tour with our knowledgeable guide.

Themed Highlights House Tours - Clementine Churchill

Thu 19 Sep 2019
16:00-17:00
Delve deeper into the stories of Clementine, wife to Winston Churchill. This intimate one hour tour will take you through selected rooms of the house, including Winston's bedroom, with one of our knowledgeable guides.

Themed Highlights House Tours - Churchill the Artist

Fri 20 Sep 2019
16:00-17:00
Churchill never thought of himself as a professional artist, he pursued the passion for its process and how painting occupied his mind. Find out more about his fascination with painting and see some of his works on this tour of Chartwell.