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Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Winston Churchill

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Winston Churchill

This year at Blenheim Palace, we will be celebrating the anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's birth.

Celebrate the extraordinary life of Sir Winston Churchill with us this year as we mark 150 years since his birth. Discover the pivotal moments that unfolded here at Blenheim Palace – from his birth to his heartfelt proposal to beloved wife Clementine Hozier.

Embark on a captivating journey through the living history of this iconic figure as we celebrate his enduring legacy. Join us for a series of thrilling activities that pay homage to the remarkable journey of this legendary individual…

Churchill tours

VIP Tour (January - December)

Available year-round, excluding Christmas. Immerse yourself in a private tour of the Palace State Rooms, Churchill exhibition and PrivateApartments, a guided buggy tour to Churchill's grave and a delightful Champagne Afternoon Tea. For availability and pricing, contact our special tour department at specialtours@blenheimpalace.com. (Additional cost applies)

Winstan Weekends

Visit Blenheim Palace this year and meet 'Winstan'. A creation by Stan Streather as a tribute to the great wartime leader, brings Winston Churchill to a new generation.

Winstan will be at the Palace on selected dates…

  • 18th and 19th May 
  • 29th and 30th June
  • 20th and 21st July
  • 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th, 26th August
  • September – to be confirmed
  • 12th and 13th October 
  • 30th November

Enjoy a themed afternoon tea

Indulge in our Churchill-themed afternoon tea in The Orangery, featuring special appearances from ‘Winstan’ (Additional prices apply.) These will be available to book soon during the dates listed below:

  • Tuesday 7th May
  • Wednesday 3rd July
  • Tuesday 10th September

Book a Churchill themed afternoon tea

The Churchill Exhibition

Explore our year-round Churchill Exhibition, offering insights into Churchill's life from birth to his role as a wartime leader. Head down to the Temple of Diana in our Formal Gardens, the very spot where Winston proposed to his future wife Clementine Hozier. Engage in the rich history and captivating legacy of Winston Churchill at Blenheim Palace this year.

The Churchill Exhibition

Find out more about Churchill at Blenheim Palace

A Love for the Ages

Visit the Temple of Diana in the Formal Gardens, where Churchill proposed to his wife Clementine. The marriage endured for 57 years and the couple had 5 children together.

During the Summer holidays discover the incredible bond between the couple and listen to readings of the love letters between the couple in the location where it all began. 

Readings will be held daily from 27th July to 1st September. Taking place daily at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00. 

Winston Churchill and his connection to Blenheim Palace

Winston Churchill and his connection to Blenheim Palace

Churchill Podcasts

Join our social historian, Antonia Keeney, on the last day of each month, as she dives into the world of Winston Churchill in our latest series of podcasts. Explore the private side of the public speaker, uncover the significance of pivotal dinner times that could have altered British history and relive crucial moments from 1942 and more. Let us guide you through the life of Winston Churchill as you embark on the journey in talks with authors, historians, and individuals who knew him personally. Listen to each episode on the last day of the month.

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