Sir Winston Churchill at Blenheim Palace

Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace and was a member of the Spencer-Churchill family who lived here then and now. His grandparents were the 7th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, his uncle was the 8th Duke and his cousin was the 9th Duke.

This tour provides a valuable insight into his life, career and relationships to the Dukes of Marlborough and covers the following topics:

  • Churchill's birth at the Palace and his childhood visits here
  • His close and enduring friendship with the 9th Duke
  • Winston as a family man and a soldier
  • Winston’s art
  • Winston’s funeral and burial at Bladon

Groups on this tour are welcome to visit our permanent Sir Winston Churchill exhibition in the Palace.

To find out more about our annual Winston Churchill Public Speaking competition, click here.


Sir Winston Churchill at Blenheim Palace
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