Fort Amherst


Fort Amherst grounds and the Pantry Cafe are open to visitors. The grounds are open between 7am to 7pm on weekdays and bookings are being taken again for tunnel tours.  The Pantry is open 9.30am-4pm Monday-Saturday and Sundays 10am-4pm. 


Fort Amherst is Britain's biggest Napoleonic Fortress built during Napoleonic times to defend Medway from a land based attack.

Fort Amherst has been restored to reflect its local and national importance and has brand new areas to explore! We are a free-to-visit historical site the whole family can enjoy, with 20 acres of green space all linked to the Great Lines Heritage Park. The only charges are for parking, tunnel tours and additional events (free parking for visitors).

Fort Amherst also offers a truly unique and atmospheric venue for your wedding or other event and few locations can offer the perfect back-drop for a variety of film or television productions - Contact us to find out more.

Take pride in local history; explore a maze of underground defensive tunnels; enjoy spectacular views; step back in time to imagine the life of a Napoleonic soldier; and discover Fort Amherst’s strategic role in defending Medway in both World War I and World War II.

There's always something happening at Fort Amherst. Check out our regular and special events on our brand new website: or see our facebook page: and come and visit us soon!


Opening Times

COVID-19: Formal activities suspended until 30 June 2020. This includes tunnel tours, hires and special events. Please check website for updates.

Summer Opening Times (April to September)
Fort Amherst: 8.00am until 4.00pm
Café and Visitor Centre: 8.00am until 4.00pm
Tunnel Tours: daily tours at 10.00am; 12.00pm; and 2.00pm.

Winter Opening Times (October to March)
Fort Amherst: 8.00am until 2.00pm
Café and Visitor Centre: 8.00am until 2.00pm
Tunnel Tours: daily tour at 11.00am
Average length of Tunnel Tour: 1.5 hours
Grounds: Fort Amherst has 20 acres of parkland grounds. These are open daily, free of charge, from dawn until dusk.


Dock Road

Entry Price

Adults - £6.00
Children (5-17) - £4.50
Concessions (Students, 65+) - £4.00
Family Ticket (Up to 2 adults and 2 children) - £15.00
Disabled visitors can bring a companion for free and pay the standard admission fee appropriate to their age
Under 5's are free