Keep Churchill at Chartwell appeal

It’s 50 years since Churchill’s home, Chartwell, opened to the public. Please support this anniversary appeal and help us keep an irreplaceable collection at Chartwell where it belongs - forever

The south front of Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill between 1922 and 1964, Kent
Churchill's personal possessions

An irreplaceable collection 

Churchill wanted his possessions to stay at Chartwell for all to appreciate. Now we have the opportunity to secure them for the nation. Will you help?

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We have a unique opportunity to acquire some of Churchill's prized possessions. Please support this anniversary appeal and keep them at Chartwell, where they belong

Churchill's bedroom

Churchill's bedroom 

We’re hoping to open up new rooms to the public, including some of the personal family spaces, such as Churchill’s bedroom which will be open for the very first time.

Churchill's prized possessions

Winston Churchill's speech box on display at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Our curator's top five items 

Each item in the collections at Chartwell tells a different story about Churchill's life. Curator Neil Walters highlights his pick of Churchill's personal belongings that we hope to keep at Chartwell.

" In this 50th anniversary year of Chartwell opening to the public we have a focus for one of the biggest appeals we have ever made to safeguard a collection of this kind and ensure that we can continue to tell Churchill’s story for the next 50 years and beyond. "
- Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General
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Churchill's literary works

Nowhere tells the story of Churchill like Chartwell. His life, his loves, his story belong at Chartwell. Will you help us to keep them here forever?

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Act now to help us secure Churchill’s possessions for the nation