Macmillan Coffee Morning - CANCELLED

It is with deep regret that we announce the Macmillan Coffee Morning on the 25th of September is cancelled. This is in response to further specific COVID-19 guidance shared within the historic houses and hospitality sector last week.

We truly apologise for the inconvenience caused. 


Opening Information - No need to pre-book

The house is now open Sundays and Mondays until the 26th of October 2020. In September we are also open Saturdays. Our open hours are 11am - 5pm. The doors close at our last entry time of 4.15pm.

Tickets £9.50 adult. £4.50 children. There is no need to pre-book an entry ticket. 

The grounds can be accessed every day of the year without purchasing an entry ticket. There is an honesty box in the car park for £2 donations. All-day fishing is £10 per person which you can pay on the day. Please see the fishing page for more details.

Take-away refreshments are being served during our open hours from the Tea Room courtyard.

The house and grounds are available for your weddings, celebrations and events throughout the year in line with COVID-19 government guidelines. Find more information click here or email us at

The wellbeing of all those who visit and work at Chiddingstone Castle is paramount. We respectfully request that COVID-19 government guidelines are followed in the house and grounds. When you enter the house we will share guidelines on social distancing. Face masks, hand sanitiser stations and toilet facilities are available in line with government guidelines. Please click on the button below to see the measures we are putting in place.


Chiddingstone Castle is an historic house set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside and is home to a fascinating collection of Japanese, Egyptian, Buddhist and Jacobite art and artefacts.

Our beautiful grounds of woodlands, lawns, gentle walks, sunny sitting spots and a fishing lake are open every day of the year, subject to private functions. Your kind donations in the car park honesty box support their upkeep.

Refreshments are served with a delicious selection from our Tea Room Take-away service. Do bring your own picnic equipment, pick a spot under the trees or in the sunshine and sample our delicious cream teas and cakes with hot and cold beverages.

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Jacobite tobacco box

Our Object of the Month for September is this tobacco box with a portrait of James Francis Edward Stuart (1688 – 1766), known as James III, concealed in the inside lid. The owner of this tobacco box would have been a Jacobite, or a supporter of James III’s claim to the throne of England. 

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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


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm


Open Saturdays (during Sept), Sundays & Mondays

11am - 5pm, last entry at 4.15pm

2 August - 26 October 2020




Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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