Family trail: Who was Winston Churchill?

Discover weird and wonderful stories about the man who made Chartwell famous. From animal impersonations to ransom notes, this trail will reveal the hidden man behind the cigar.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover weird and wonderful stories about the man who made Chartwell famous. From animal impersonations to ransom notes, this trail will reveal the hidden man behind the cigar.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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 £8.00 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £20.00 £18.00
Group Adult N/A £6.50
Group Child N/A £3.25

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 to the house 1 hour before closing. Entry to house by timed ticket (every 10 mins; places limited) available from the visitor centre on the day, or pre-book an afternoon ticket from our website (please pre-book at least a day in advance; pre-booking not available bank holidays and summer holiday weekends). Tickets can sell out on busy weekends and during holiday periods; we recommend arriving before midday during these busy periods to avoid disappointment.

Parking is £4 all day for non-members and free for any members.

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
At the visitor welcome centre.
What to bring and wear
Wrap up warm in the chilly weather, with sturdy footwear.
Accessibility
Hard paths throughout the garden but some steep slopes and steps.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Outdoor contemporary art trail: Who was Winston Churchill?

Tue 19 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
New original artist designed winter outdoor trail exploring the different sides of Churchill's character. Learn more about the private man behind the public figure.

Exhibition: A History of Winston Churchill

Tue 19 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
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.

Family trail: Who was Winston Churchill?

Tue 19 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Discover weird and wonderful stories about the man who made Chartwell famous. From animal impersonations to ransom notes, this trail will reveal the hidden man behind the cigar.

House timed tickets - March 2019

Fri 01 Mar 2019
12:00-12:15
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 04 Mar 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 05 Mar 2019
16:00-17:00
Explore the life and legacy of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill through this new tour with our knowledgeable guide.