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.

Image, Identity, Belonging

An online exhibition which explores highlights from the Japanese, Stuart and Jacobite, Buddhist, and Ancient Egyptian collections.

 Our mission is to preserve the collections of Denys Eyre Bower in his home. We are very grateful to have received a grant from the AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation Scheme, enabling us to conserve a rare and fascinating leather bottle in the shape of Charles I. Denys used to display this bottle for members of the public to view, but its condition had deteriorated. The grant has made it possible to repair and conserve the bottle so that it can be displayed once more. It can be viewed in the Print Room for our 2023 season. 

 

The collections

The Collector

 

Japanese

 

Stuart & Jacobite

 

Buddhist

 

Ancient Egyptian

 

Books

 

Subscribe to our Newsletter

[/db_pb_signup]

Opening Hours

CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM

The Castle, Tea Room and Gift Shop Opening Hours

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-5pm (last entry 4:15pm)

Sunday 31st March - Wednesday 30th October

GROUNDS AND LAKE

Open daily 7am - 6.30pm except when closed for private functions

Fishing available

 

 

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