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Fort Amherst, based in Chatham, Medway, Kent, is Britain’s largest Napoleonic Fortress. Visitors can enjoy over 300 years of military history with a network of underground passageways, historic buildings and gun emplacements all set in 20 acres of parkland. Visitors can take a tour of the tunnel defences or take a stroll to the highest point of the Fort and enjoy the views over the River Medway and the towns of Chatham and Rochester beyond.

Alternative name:

en Fort Amherst Heritage Trust

Fort Amherst
Dock Road
ME4 4UB Chatham

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology



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Opening hours

Summer Opening Times (April to September)
Fort Amherst: 8.00am until 4.00pm
Café and Visitor Centre: 8.00am until 5.00pm
Tunnel Tours: daily tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm

Winter Opening Times (October to March)
Fort Amherst: 8.00am until 2.00pm
Café and Visitor Centre: 8.00am until 4.00pm

Closed 23rd Dec 2019 – 1st Jan 2020

Tunnel Tours: every Monday to Friday & Sunday, tour at 11.00am

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5 - 17 £4.00
65 and over £4.50
Adults £6.00
Family £15.00
Students £4.50


Family tickets: 2 adults and 2 children

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Dock Road, Chatham, England


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