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. This funding will help us plan to re-open in April 2021, with a programme of cultural events which is currently being created by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. We will continue to care for and provide access to the intriguing collections of Denys Eyre Bower in his home for all to enjoy. Through educational activities, volunteering, and work experience, we will continue to provide opportunities for learning and getting involved with arts and heritage.

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.

 

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

CLOSED for the Winter Season

 The Castle and Tea Room opens from Sunday 23 May 2021

(Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays)

 

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