Trustee Vacancy: Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle is a historic house in Edenbridge Kent which is open to the public and a fully accredited museum containing the outstanding collections of the late antiquarian Denys Eyre Bower.

The internationally-recognised collections were left in trust to the Nation after Bower’s death in 1977 and comprise an eclectic mix of Ancient Egyptian antiquities; Japanese lacquer and Samurai armour; Buddhist objects; Stuart paintings and Jacobite artefacts and manuscripts.

The trust receives no public funding, but has recently seen an increase in visitor numbers and revenue thanks to an excellent small body of enthusiastic staff and improved marketing.


The board of Trustees (currently comprising seven members) is seeking an additional member with small or medium-sized museum and/or curatorial experience.

The board meets 6 times per annum – mostly at the Castle, occasionally in London. All trustee positions are voluntary but we do reimburse travel costs.

Contact details for applicants to find out more:

Ms A Ditzel, Director, Tel: 01892 870347

Mr M Streatfeild, Chairman of Trustees, Tel: 01892 870851

Closing date: Ongoing


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