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Learning with Chartwell

The Nobel Prize in Literature presentation folder, which was awarded to Winston Churchill in 1953 at Chartwell, Kent
Churchill's Nobel Prize presentation folder at Chartwell | © National Trust Images / John Hammond

Bring your school along for a self-guided visit around the family home of Sir Winston Churchill or book one of our knowledgeable volunteers to deliver a community talk. 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 to know your:

  • preferred date of visit
  • arrival time
  • school group size
  • contact details

Education group membership

Before you visit you may want to consider signing up for an education group membership with the National Trust.

This membership is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places owned by the National Trust. This type of membership is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education.

For more information, including prices and how to apply please see the Education Group Membership page.

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.

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

Community talks

Our volunteers are happy to deliver talks in the community on a variety of topics relating to Chartwell and Churchill. To book a community talk please contact or call us on 01732 861142.

Please note:

  • Your venue must be within a 20 miles radius of Chartwell. We regret that we are unable to deliver talks at our site.
  • We require a minimum of one month's notice prior to the date of the talk.
  • We have our own equipment but please let us know if you can provide a projector, screen and table.
  • Talks are free of charge but we would appreciate a donation of £50 to support our charitable work.
  • Our volunteers speak for approximately one hour in total, including time for questions.
  • The topics you can choose from are listed below.
An introduction to the Churchills and Chartwell
A background to the Churchills from 17th-20th century and an introduction to Chartwell.
Chartwell Gardens and Grounds
Learn more about the gardens and grounds at Chartwell.
Churchill the Artist
An exploration of Sir Winston’s passion for painting and an introduction to some of his works.
The Churchill Family at Chartwell
Learn about Chartwell from Sir Winston’s purchase of the house in 1922 to present day.
Working for the Churchills
A first-hand account of working for the Churchill family for 50 years.
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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