You are welcome to visit our grounds but the Castle is now closed for the season.

We will be delighted to welcome you back to the house and collections in the Spring when we will be open weekly on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4.15pm. Discover the fascinating Japanese, Stuart and Jacobite, Buddhist, and Ancient Egyptian collections. Plan your 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 keep an eye on our upcoming popular events. From exhibitions to jazz concerts, live theatre, school holiday activities, artist workshops and craft fairs.

The highlights of our 2021 Literary Fringe Festival can be rediscovered and shared through our podcasts of the live talks. If you missed out on this years event but enjoy these recordings make sure you sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about next years plans.


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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Our Object of the Month for December is a miniature coffer made in Japan for the Portuguese market. Decorated in pieces of cut shell and gold lacquer, it would have been made to order by a Portuguese buyer and used to contain precious items such as jewellery or relics. It was made around the late 16th or early 17th century, when Japan traded with Portugal and had contact with the West for the first time. 

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

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Opening Hours


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm



The Castle and Tea Room are now closed for the winter season 



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm