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'.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Chartwell

Prices

Garden and Studio
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
One adult and up to three children £23.10 £21.00
House, Studio & Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £22.00 £20.00
Child £11.00 £10.00
Family £55.00 £50.00
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:

  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...

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.

The basics

Meeting point
Head to the Visitor Centre on your arrival for tickets.
What to bring and wear
Dress for winter weather.
Accessibility
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.

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Home for Christmas at Chartwell

Wed 01 Dec 2021
10:00-16:30
Join us for a 1940s Christmas in the gardens of Chartwell in search of some of the bottles that Winston Churchill asked his own children to look for to help him paint one of his now famous artworks, Bottlescape. Running 27 Nov - 2 Jan*. £2 per trail.

Christmas in the house at Chartwell

Sat 04 Dec 2021
11:00-15:30
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.

Christmas in the house at Chartwell 2021 (Bookable)

Sat 04 Dec 2021
13:30-13:40
Celebrate Christmas in style this year at Chartwell as the house reopens for three special weekends in December. We've made two slots per day available to book in advance to help anyone coming from further away to guarantee their house entry.

Carols at Chartwell

Sat 04 Dec 2021
14:30-15:30
With thanks to local community groups, traditional Christmas carols will be ringing through the winter air at Chartwell this December. Join us on the steps of the house and revel in the songs of the season. Select dates in December, only.