World-Renowned Collections

Chiddingstone Castle is home to five impressive collections of art and antiquities which are the lifetime’s work by one gifted collector, Denys Eyre Bower. These collections are displayed throughout the historic house, which was his home from 1955 to 1977. Discover highlights of the collection in our monthly blog series – Object of the Month - researched and written by our curator, Naomi Collick.

Denys Eyre Bower

The work of one gifted collector of art and antiquties.

Japanese Collection

A world-renowned lacquer collections, armour and swords.

Ancient Egyptian Collection

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

Buddist Collection

Images of Buddha and bodhisttvas and a Nepalese shrine.

Stuart and Jacobite Collection

Portraits, letters, manuscripts, pamphlets and memorilia.

Book Collection

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

Chiddingstone Castle

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

The Historic House and Collections are now open to the public.

Sundays : 11am - 5pm

Mondays : 11am - 5pm

Tuesdays : 11am - 5pm

Wednesdays : 11am - 5pm

Bank Holidays : 11am - 5pm

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