The grounds are open every day of the year, providing enchanting woodland walks, a fishing lake and spectacular views across the Kent countryside for all.

The house and collections are closed for the winter. We look forward to opening our doors again in April 2021 to share the fascinating collections of Japanese, Egyptian, Buddhist and Jacobite art and artefacts. 


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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Articulated spiny lobster

In celebration of the New Year, our Object of the Month for January is this iron model of an Ise ebi, a Japanese spiny lobster. Ise ebi are included in the traditional New Year’s meal in Japan, as they symbolise a long life. They were also associated with the armour of the samurai due to their tough segmented shell. Articulated animals were made to look and move like real animals, using cleverly concealed links and pins to make their joints flexible. 

Don’t miss out on this year’s

Virtual Literary Festival



What people say

“Something interesting for everyone”

"This is a lovely place to visit. The house has a great collection of artifacts. The gardens have nice walks, a pretty bridge and an Egyptian grass maze."

Jenny via TripAdvisor

“The most amazing day”

"The staff were so welcoming. My daughter said she'd had the best day ever. Thank you. Will definitely be keeping my eyes open for future events. "

Gemma via Facebook

“Best Egyptian collection outside the British Museum”

"Visited as part of an Arts Society to this fabulous historic house, art collections and gardens."

Member of Reigate Decorative & Fine Arts Society via TripAdvisor

"Blown away"

"We had the most wonderful day and I think it is fair to say the venue absolutely made it...The day really exceeded out expectations and we are both so grateful for everything you did pulling it together."

Elyse via Hitched

Opening Hours


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm


CLOSED for the Winter Season

Open again from Sunday 4 April 2021



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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