BRITAIN’S HISTORY
ON YOUR DOORSTEP

There’s always something happening at Fort Amherst.

Check out our regular and special events, and come and visit us soon!

> New and exciting for 2021

Regular Events

Tunnel Tours

Tunnel Tours: discover how Fort Amherst’s tunnels helped defend Chatham and Medway.

CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY TRAIL

Children’s Discovery Trail
The Missing Boot! Solve a mystery with Dash the Dog!

Nature Trails
Explore the natural world through the Herb Garden, Bug Corner and Woodland Walk.

SPOOKY
FORT

Shiver your timbers with our spooky tunnel tours and spirit and paranormal investigations.

Don’t forget that Fort Amherst’s 20 acres of park grounds, all linked to the Great Lines Heritage Park, are FREE to explore all year long. Get the family out and about today!

FORT AMHERST GROUNDS

KIDS’ WORKSHOPS

(During school holidays – check calendar for dates and prices) Children can burn off energy in the fresh air and learn about nature, too! Explore Fort Amherst’s Nature Trail with a nature expert, and then make a bat, bird, butterfly or ladybird house to take home. Adult supervision required.

KIDS’ WORKSHOPS

> New and exciting for 2021

SPECIAL EVENTS

FORT AMHERST AMPHITHEATRE

Our brand new, exciting and unique venue for community events is also available for booking. Check out the programme today!

31st July 2021 10.00

79th Cameron Highlanders Drill Day

The 79th Cameron Highlanders are holding a Drill Day at the Fort, where they will practice musket and marching drill.

WARNING - musket firing will be loud and is not suitable for dogs or people of a nervous disposition.

14th August 2021 12 noon

Festival at the Fort

A weekend outdoor arts festival, taking place in and around the amphitheatre in the Fort Amherst heritage site in Chatham.

Saturday 28th August 11.00 - 18.00

Sticks N Stones Festival

Join us for a day of performances, workshops, stalls, food and beverages and more!

22nd to 31st October 2021

HALLOWEEN HORRORS - Come and join us… if you dare!

With over 38 years of scaring experience – the Frightening Freaks of Fort Amherst know how to make you jump, shiver and tremble in your boots. In fact, we thrive on making you afraid!

15th January 2022 10.00 - 13.00

Fort Amherst Photography Friendly Tour

If you love history and architecture photography then this is the ideal tour for you.

A unique opportunity to learn about the history of the Napoleonic tunnels with the space and time to photograph them properly.

12th February 2022 10.00 - 13.00

Fort Amherst Photography Friendly Tour

If you love history and architecture photography then this is the ideal tour for you.

A unique opportunity to learn about the history of the Napoleonic tunnels with the space and time to photograph them properly.

TALKS AND LECTURES

Interested in finding out more? Fort Amherst has a rolling programme of talks and opportunities to learn.

Photo by Piers Gray

A WEEK OF HALLOWEEN

Halloween Horrors is our very popular, award-winning and spectacular spooky event. Come and join us and the dream doctor… if you dare!

22nd - 24th / 28th - 31st October.

We welcome your enquiry:
please ring the office

01634 847 747

WELCOME!  •  Bienvenue a Fort Amherst  •  Bienvenido a Fort Amherst  •  Willkommen zu a Fort Amherst  •  Witamy w Fort Amherst  • 

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