The Collections

Denys Eyre Bower

The Collections at Chiddingstone Castle are the work of one gifted collector of art and antiquties.

The Japanese Collection

Includes a world-renowned lacquer collections, armour and swords.

The Ancient Egyptian Collection

Includes shabti figures, a 5,000 year old funerary boat, jewellery and a mumified cat.

The Buddist Collection

Includes images of Buddha and bodhisattvas, embroidered tangkas and a Nepalese shrine

The Royal Stuart and Jacobite Collection

Includes portraits, letters, manuscripts, pamphlets and memorilia.

The Book Collection

A vast library of books which was opened to the public in 2015.

About Us

Chiddingstone Castle is an historic house, set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside, filled with treasures collected over a life time by Denys Eyre Bower.

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The Castle

The Collections

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Opening Times

From April to October we are open on the following days and times, with last entry at 4.15pm.

Monday: 11am - 5pm

Tuesday: 11am - 5pm

Wednesday: 11am - 5pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 11am - 5pm


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