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The Churchill Exhibition

We can't wait for you to explore our new exhibition of Winston Churchill's momentous life

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Coming soon - opening 17th May

Our new Churchill Exhibition will feature a mix of historic artefacts and new technology, documenting key aspects of the adventurous life of Sir Winston Churchill, the famous wartime leader and writer. With photographs, letters, artefacts and excerpts from his most famous speeches, you'll gain a real sense of our ‘Greatest Briton’.

Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim and returned often during his long life for parties, to paint and to spend time with his cousin and close friend ‘Sunny’, 9th Duke of Marlborough. He also chose to propose to his beloved wife, Clementine at Blenheim. The exhibition will be located in an area of the Palace overlooking the Water Terraces used as an artist’s studio by the wartime leader. Blenheim’s rich military history provided huge inspiration for Churchill’s own career.

A sneaky peek

We're inviting you behind the scenes as this impressive waxwork is molded from clay, bringing back to life the famous figure that was Winston Churchill.

A sneaky peek

We're inviting you behind the scenes as this impressive waxwork is molded from clay, bringing back to life the famous figure that was Winston Churchill.

An extraordinary life like bust of Winston Churchill

You'll be able to stand next to our specially commissioned and extraordinarily lifelike model of Churchill to snap the perfect memory of your visit. Our designers are working with Churchill’s original tailor, hat and shoemakers to create bespoke clothing to the great man’s exact measurements.

About the sculptor

Sculptor Jethro Crabb is initially making the figure from clay. The completed bust will then be covered in silicon to form a mould, which will be filled with wax to create the finished waxwork head. Individual hairs will then be inserted, and the face carefully coloured to match before the life-size figure is assembled. Prior to working on private commissions, Jethro spent eight years at Madame Tussaud’s, sculpting many famous faces and travelling the world to meet and measure celebrities.

Find out more about Churchill's Story at Blenheim Palace

On your tour around the Palace's grand State Rooms visit the room where Churchill was born. His parents were attending a Saint Andrew’s Day ball when his mother, Jennie Jerome, went into premature labour and the future Prime Minister put in his unexpected and dramatic appearance.

Visit the Memorial Garden and 'Walk in Churchill's Footsteps' with our trail, discovering Sir Winston Churchill's most cherished places including the spot where he proposed to Clementine Hozier.

Learn about Churchill's life