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Learning with Chartwell

Children on a school trip at East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire
Children on a school visit to Chartwell, Kent | © ©National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Bring your school along for a self-guided visit around the family home of Sir Winston Churchill. Find out more below including details of how to book.

How to book a school visit

School visits are organised with the group booking team at Chartwell who can be reached on: By using an email system, we can easily track your enquiry but if you would like to speak to our group booking team in person, please call 01732 861142.

When you make your booking, we will need the following:

  • preferred date of visit
  • arrival time
  • school group size
  • contact details
  • evidence of public liability insurance which must have a minimum £5m indemnity limit in place for the time of your visit (this needs to be provided in writing, verbal confirmation cannot be accepted as evidence of cover)

Education Group Access Pass

Schools or education groups can benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives the whole group free admission and parking at most of the places in our care for a year.

Resource pack

Please contact us to request a resource pack in preparation for your visit.

Additional information for schools

Bring your packed lunches to Chartwell and enjoy them al fresco. Picnic tables are located in the field off our overflow car park, but you're welcome to pull up a rug and picnic on the lawns by the lakes. Please note, there is no indoor picnic area available if the weather is gloomy.

The Churchill Archive for Schools is a completely free, open-access website designed to help build students’ skills and confidence in using primary sources in 20th century history. Schools can also register for free access to the full Churchill Archive.

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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