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Planning your visit to Chartwell

The house at Chartwell, Kent
The house at Chartwell, Kent | © National Trust Images/Chris Jonas

To ensure you have the best experience and to help protect Chartwell’s historic collection, timed tickets are required to enter the house. Discover how to get yours and find out more about planning your visit.

Visiting the house

House tickets are available from 10am on the day in the Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis. You do not need to pre-book tickets to visit Chartwell. The house is open from 12pm and last entry is at 3.10pm. When you arrive, the Visitor Welcome team will offer you the next available time slot.

Arrive early

During busy weekends and school holidays, house tickets may sell out. If you are planning to visit during a busy period, we recommend arriving early to give yourself the best opportunity to secure tickets.

Visiting the garden and woodland

For those who don’t want to visit the house, there is a discounted ticket price for garden-only entry that is available year round. These tickets are available from the Visitor Centre and include access to all outdoor areas, the Studio and the Exhibition.

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