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Guided house highlights tours at Chartwell

A group of adults admiring the paintings inside the house at Chartwell, Kent
Exploring Chartwell house | © National Trust Images / David Levenson

As the home of such an iconic figure, one of the best ways to see Chartwell is on a tour. A selection of different 45-minute highlight tours are available, which focus on specific themes such as the Churchill family or Churchill the artist. Read on the find out which topics are available and how to book.

Guided house highlights tours

Join one of our knowledgeable guides on a tour of selected rooms in the house at Chartwell, including exclusive access to Winston's bedroom. The themed highlights tours run at 4pm Mon-Fri, excluding Bank Holidays. Spaces are limited.

Highlights Tour

The Highlights Tour doesn't include access to all rooms. Those wanting to see the whole house will need to obtain a timed ticket to visit the house on a self-guided basis.


Highlight tours are £8.50 per person. This includes National Trust members and children. If you are currently not a National Trust member, you will still need to pay for normal admission on arrival. If booking in advance, you can purchase your highlight tour via e-ticket below.

Please note: If you want to see the full house, please obtain a timed ticket for a self-guided visit on arrival at the Visitor Centre.

If you would like to view the gardens and studio on your visit as well, please make sure you arrive with plenty of time to spare so you can visit these before the tour starts. All areas of the property will close at 5pm when the tour finishes.

View of the writing desk and surrounding furnishings in the Drawing Room at Chartwell
Writing desk in Chartwell's Drawing Room | © National Trust Images / Andreas von Einsiedel


The tour includes several steps both between rooms and up staircases. Visitors should be prepared to be standing for the duration.

Tours last for approximately 45 minutes, allowing for time to catch the last minibus from the front of the house for visitors who require this service.

Choose which tour to book

Churchill the artist themed highlights tour

When: 4 July – 2 September
Find out more about Churchill's fascination with painting and see some of his works on this tour of Chartwell. Selected rooms featured include Churchill's bedroom, study, drawing room & dining room. Please book at least a day in advance as bookings can't be made on the day. Spaces limited to 6 on this intimate one-hour tour.
Book the Churchill the artist highlights tour.

Churchill family themed highlights tour

When: 5 September - 25 October
Delve deeper into the stories of the Churchill family on this intimate tour. Selected rooms seen on this tour include Winston's bedroom, study and Lady Churchill's sitting room. Please book at least a day in advance as bookings can't be made on the day. Spaces limited to 6 on this intimate one-hour tour.
Book the Churchill family highlights tour.

Winston Churchill's Bedroom

Money raised from the Churchill’s Chartwell appeal enabled new rooms and spaces at Chartwell to be opened to the public for this first time. One of these rooms you can now see is Winston's bedroom.

Due to the small size of the room, the narrow corridor leading to it and the room's entry position, the room is only available to view by a highlights tour.

A long view of the red brick house at Chartwell in Kent with a sweeping lawn running up to the terrace of the house and trees surrounding the grounds

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