Bring your friends and family and enjoy a relaxing day in our beautful grounds.
Adults - £6 and children - £2
For all enquiries please contact us on email@example.com
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.
Activities for all the family in the run up to Christmas…
Tick a few jobs off your list with us this Christmas. Kick off the Christmas shopping on Saturday 23rd November, make your Christmas wreath on Wednesday 11th December and get the children cooking the festive treats on Tuesday 17th or 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?
No matter what size your wedding, formal or relaxed, we are here to help tailor a day to suit you.
Portrait Miniature of Lucy Walter
Our Object of the Month for November is this tiny portrait of the first mistress of King Charles II, Lucy Walter. This miniature painting, which would have been made to wear as a pendant or bracelet, captures her famous beauty. It was painted in enamels - a technique that was prized because it required a high level of skill and the colours of the painting stay bright for longer.
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
"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
CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM
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
WEDDINGS, EDUCATION AND BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm