We will soon be at the centre of an archaeological exploration and heritage regeneration project thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Click here for details. 

Visitor Information

Opening Times: The parkland grounds of Fort Amherst are open free of charge 7 days a week (upper part of site with pedestrian access only between Brompton and the Great Lines Heritage Park) from dawn to dusk. The lower area is open from 9am until 4pm daily. Please check our events diary or call for possible tunnel/site/café closures before visiting to avoid disappointment. 

Tunnel Tours: During the Summer our Tunnel Tours take place twice daily at 11am and 2pm. During the Winter our Tunnel Tours take place at 11am only. Our Summer hours commence from the 3rd of April 2017.

Please check our 'Tunnel Tours' section or call for possible additional tunnel closures before visiting to avoid disappointment.

Café and Visitor Centre: Our Café offers light snacks and lunches. During the Summer our café is open from 8am until 4pm. During the Winter our café is open from 8am until 2pm. Our Summer hours commence from the 3rd of April 2017. Please check our events diary or call for possible additional café closures before visiting to avoid disappointment. Please note the Café will be closed from 11am on the 16th September 2017.

Smart Phone App: A new smart phone app will bring the history of Fort Amherst to life. This trail guide automatically plays audio content as our visitors walk by places of interest within the parklands of this historic site. Tour content can be pre-loaded to run off line, which is useful in areas without a fast data connection, such as 3G or Wi-fi. The app is available to download from Play Google and the Apple store.

Dogs: Dogs are permitted on site - however they must be on a lead whilst in the grounds of the Fort. Only guide and therapy dogs are permitted within our Cafe.

Location: To view a map of our location please see left.

Parking: There is free on site parking for those visiting the Tunnels and Visitor Centre. Entry is by the Visitor Centre and parking is in the Caveyard. All day and monthly parking tickets for visitors to the Medway area now available for an appropriate fee - click here for details.

PLEASE NOTE: The top site of the Fort, including the Great Lines Gate, Maxwell Road Gate and top Khartoum Road gate will be closed from dusk on Tuesday the 25th of April until normal time on the morning of Thursday the 27th of April. They will be closed all day on Wednesday the 26th of April with no access at all.

Disabled Access: The tunnels are regrettably unsuitable for wheelchairs and those of limited mobility. Disabled parking, access and toilet facilities are available at the Visitor Centre in the Caveyard.

Toilets: Toilets are available in the Visitor Centre including a disabled facility. Guide Book and Shop: The Guide Book (price £3) contains a site map and full information on the site. There is also a small shop within the Visitor Centre which sells souvenirs and gift items. 

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