Bring your friends and family and enjoy a relaxing day in our beautful grounds.

Adults - £6 and children - £2

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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.

The castle is open from April to October on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4.15pm.  Our tea rooms are open during these hours and can be accessed without an admission ticket.

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

Christmas celebrations

Activities for all the family in the run up to Christmas…

If you are looking for a fun Christmas event to do with friends why not make a wreath on Wednesday 11th December OR an event to get the children feeling festive?  They can cook some Christmas treats on Thursday 19th December.  Click on the buttons for more information.

Discover more about Japan!

We are open to organised group visits and schools

Explore the fascinating culture and art of Japan through our collections.  From the armour and swords of fierce samurai warriors to tea utensils lacquered in powdered gold.  You can view these on any of our open days or share with your local schools so they can book in a visit.

Planning a wedding?

Venue Hire

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

Japanese lacquer writing box 

Our Object of the Month for December is this Japanese lacquer writing box, or suzuribako. It contains the inkstone, water dropper, and brush tray needed for writing Japanese in traditional calligraphy. The luxurious decoration uses lacquer, gold and silver powder, foil, and inlaid shell. It depicts a mysterious pair of old huts in a bamboo forest, surrounded by autumn plants and the flowering vine known as yugao, or ‘evening faces’.

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


The 2019 Open Season runs from

Sunday 31st March to

Wednesday 30th October

We are open 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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