Extraordinary treasures

We invite you to spend a day at Chiddingstone Castle to discover an historic house, ancient art and artefacts, stories of an eccentric collector, unrequited love and traditional cream teas.
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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.

School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Thurs 25th, Fri 26th, Sat 27th October, 10.30 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.30

We are recruiting witches and wizards aged 6 to 10 to help our Headmaster on a magical mission this half term.


Wrathful Guardian

This miniature gilt-bronze statue is an example of a Tibetan ‘wrathful guardian’. It depicts Palden Lha-Mo, also known in Sanskrit as Shri Deva, the Great Goddess. Her fierce appearance is intended to scare away evil rather than the Buddhist practitioners who would have viewed this statue.


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


Until Wed 31st October 2018

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

Available for private hire

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