Collections

From Ancient Egypt to Japan and beyond, Chiddingstone Castle is home to five impressive collections which are the lifetime’s work by one gifted collector. These collections are displayed throughout the historic house, which was his home from 1955 to 1977.

Object of the Month

A monthly series, where our Curator writes about a highlight object, chosen from one of Denys Eyre Bower’s collections.

We are thrilled to be awarded a grant as part of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund and #HereForCulture. 

The government’s Culture Recovery Fund is a part of the Here for Culture movement. #HereForCulture unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatre, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.

A key part of our work is preserving and caring for the collections so they can be enjoyed for generations. The trust is grateful to have received a grant from the AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation Scheme, enabling us to conserve two key objects - an Ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of the goddess Bastet (Late Period, 661 – 332 BC), and a cup made from a coconut shell with silver fittings dating from 1665.

They will be on display for our 2022 open season.

 

The collections

The Collector

 

Japanese

 

Stuart & Jacobite

 

Buddhist

 

Ancient Egyptian

 

Books

 

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Opening Hours

GROUNDS AND LAKE

Open daily 7am - 6.30pm

 

CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM

The Castle and Tea Room are open 3rd April - 26th October 2022 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)

 

 

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