Welcome

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. Please donate £3 or more in the honesty box at the car park.

The house and collections open from Sunday 23 May 2021 weekly on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 11am to 5pm. We look forward to welcoming you to our historic house and the fascinating collections of Japanese, Stuart and Jacobite, Ancient Egyptian, and Buddhist art and artefacts.

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.

Please see latest updates on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages.

Chiddingstone Castle

 

 

Planning a wedding?

Venue Hire

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

Thangka

We have just finished installing this month’s object in the Buddhist Room in a new display case. It is a thangka - a Tibetan wall hanging with a central painted cotton panel surrounded by silk brocade. They were made to be rolled up and portable and could be hung above an altar, on a temple wall, or on a stand to be used as a teaching aid. The central deity of this thangka is Shadakshari Lokeshvara, a bodhisattva (enlightened being) of compassion. 

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

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Opening Hours

GROUNDS AND LAKE

Open daily 7am - 6.30pm

 

CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM

CLOSED for the Winter Season

 The Castle and Tea Room opens from Sunday 23 May 2021

(Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays)

 

WEDDINGS, EDUCATION AND BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm