Christmas in the house at Chartwell
Celebrate Christmas in style this year at Chartwell as we head back to post-war 1940s with natural decorations, Open on select weekends in December only: 4&5, 11&12, 18&19.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Experience the house at Chartwell dressed for Christmas 1946 - the first year the Churchill family spent back here after the war. Enjoy natural decorations and wonderfully dressed trees, just as they may have done surrounded by their own family and friends. The Secretaries Office will be open during this time for the first time ever, telling the stories of the people who worked at Chartwell over the years.
As the plans to hand Chartwell over to the National Trust were finalised in 1946, we will also be exploring this story of conservation
The upstairs of the house will be closed for conservation. Tickets are sold from the Visitor Centre on the day on a first come, first served basis and are limited in number.
The majority of tickets are not available to book in advance. Two time slots per day are now available online to help visitors coming from further away - find how to book under 'Upcoming Events'.
- Event ticket prices
|One adult and up to three children||£23.10||£21.00|
|One adult and up to three children||£33.00||£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:
|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.
Free entry for National Trust members. Car parking is £4 per car. Members can obtain a free parking ticket by scanning their membership card at the machines.
- Meeting point
- Head to the Visitor Centre on your arrival for tickets.
- What to bring and wear
- Dress for winter weather.
- Access to the house is via steps. We can arrange a 'drive-and-drop' to the front of the house for anyone with access needs by speaking to our Visitor Centre staff on the day. Steps inside the house.