Castle & Tea Rooms open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)

We are delighted to welcome you back to the house for our 2022 season. Join us to discover the fascinating Japanese, Stuart and Jacobite, Buddhist, and Ancient Egyptian collections. We are open weekly on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4.15pm. Plan your future visit here.

The grounds are open every day of the year (except when closed for private functions), providing enchanting woodland walks, a fishing lake and spectacular views across the Kent countryside for all. Please donate £3 or more in the honesty box at the car park or online.

Please go to our What’s On page to see upcoming events including tickets on sale now for the highly anticipated al fresco music concerts, live theatre, school holiday activities, artist workshops and craft fairs there is something for everyone to enjoy. Our tea room is also open Sundays - Wednesdays so do pop in for a delicious slice of cake or for a real treat pre-book an afternoon tea.

Please Donate

Your kind donations help us to take care of the house and grounds throughout the year. We have an honesty box in our car park and please click the button below for direct donations. Thank you for your support.

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Inner coffin fragment

Our Object of the Month for July is this brightly painted fragment of an inner coffin lid. it was made in the Third Intermediate period of Ancient Egyptian history, for a man named Amenkhau. On it the god of the dead, Osiris, can be seen, alongside two of the Sons of Horus. 

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Opening Hours


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm



The Castle and Tea Room are open 3rd April - 26th October 2022 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm