Support Us


Chiddingstone Castle and the collections of Denys Eyre Bower are cared for by a charitable trust. All donations help towards the maintenance of the historic buildings, collections, grounds and our education and events programme.

Denys left the Castle and collections to the nation so that future generations could enjoy and be inspired by them. We need your support more than ever to continue our work to share the centuries of history and stories preserved within the Castle’s walls and grounds.

Your donations can help us continue to welcome visitors and offer opportunities for discovery and learning.


Whether you are an expert, or you wish to learn and gain experience, please contact us about volunteering. We need help with gardening, the grounds and woodland, the collections, the visitor experience, and more. We would love to hear from you.

Email us to arrange an informal chat at

Wheels of Time Vacancy

Wheels of Time (WoT) are seeking to appoint an experienced Development and Delivery Officer on a consultancy basis to help deliver a three year project. Wheels of Time is a scheme to encourage 5-11 year olds to explore and learn more about heritage by visiting small to medium sized museums and heritage sites across Kent.  The role in question would be a part in overseeing the governance review and transition of WoT to a charity and new Management Board, as well as oversee the automation of data management systems. For more information, click on the link below. If you’d like to get in touch about the role, please email

Funded Projects

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The Denys Eyre Bower Bequest  - Chiddingstone Castle Community Room

We are very grateful to have received funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for our project to create a flexible community space, improve the driveway and provide sensory signage for the Fields of Eternity grass-maze.

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Opening Hours


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm



The Castle and Tea Room are now closed for the winter season 



Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm