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D-Day at Chartwell: Unfolding Operation Overlord

Join us as we commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

"This vast operation is undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever occurred” – Sir Winston Churchill, speaking about the D-Day landings.

Commemorate the 80th anniversary year of the D-Day landings, at the great wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill’s family home.

Venture on an emotional journey as you enter the house and discover the central role Churchill played in the famous Second World War operation on 6 June 1944, known as Operation Overlord. The landings marked the start of the Allied invasion of Europe, with troops dropped on the beaches of Normandy before making their way deep into enemy territory. As you make your way through the house, look out for more objects in the collection related to the events of D-Day, such as a cartoon watercolour map of the Mulberry Harbour. Other highlights include a British army helmet, a relief model of Mulberry Harbour B and models of the ships used on D-Day.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Children must be supervised at all times

Meeting point

This display takes place inside the house. Please ask at the Visitor Centre for more details.

What to bring and wear

Please dress suitably for potentially wet or cols weather.

Accessibility

Hillside location with steps, unsuitable for mobility scooters. Blue Badge parking and drop-off available. Accessible toilets. Wheelchair accessible virtual house tour. Wheelchair available on first floor of house.

Contact info

Chartwell Property Office

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Chartwell Highlight Tours: Clementine Churchill 

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16:10 to 17:00
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on
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at
16:10 to 17:00
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Big Westerham Walk 

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on
6 May 2024
at
11:00 to 16:30
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May Half Term: Unfolding Operation Overlord Trail 

Join us on the on the 80th anniversary of D-Day

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on
25 May to 16 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
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