Winter at the Castle

The Castle, Collections, Tea Room and Gift Shop are now closed after a very successful open season, thank you to all who visited. We will reopen for the 2019 season on Sunday 31st March 2019.


We still host events, education groups, weddings and private hire at the Castle throughout the winter so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Welcome to Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle is an historic house, accredited museum and an award-winning venue. The Castle is set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside and is home to one man’s extraordinary collection.

Buddhist Collection Evening Talk

Thursday 24th January 2019

6.30pm - 9pm

Join us to hear our Curator, Naomi Collick, talk about the fascinating collections of Buddhist objects at Chiddingstone Castle. Enjoy a glass of cordial, exclusive evening access to the rooms and displays, and an opportunity to handle a Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel.


Prayer Wheel

Our first Object of the Month for 2019 is a prayer wheel from the Buddhist collection. Each turn of a prayer wheel is considered to be the same as reciting many Buddhist prayers, or mantras. It is believed that reciting mantras not only benefits a person in their next life, but also sends out blessings to all living beings. 

Planning a celebration?

Venue Hire

No matter what size your wedding, formal or relaxed, we are here to help tailor a day to suit you.


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


Currently closed by will reopen from Sunday 31st March - Wednesday 30th October 2019

Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed and Bank Holidays, excluding Good Friday

11am - 5pm, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm


Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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