School Group Tours
Fort Amherst is a wonderful educational resource for those studying Napoleonic history, World War II history and also local Medway history. The Fort is Europe's best preserved example of a Napoleonic Fortress, with over 750 metres of tunnels carved into the chalk cliffs and our historic gatehouse where the soldiers would have lived.
We welcome school groups and can arrange a tour of the tunnels with one or more of our trained guides tailored to the specific age group of the children. School Groups are also very welcome to picnic in our extensive grounds and there is even a children's play area.
Educational Tours take 1 - 1.5 hours and are priced at £3.50 per child. They include a complimentary information leaflet and map for each child showing key dates in the Fort's history. We offer one free teacher place for every 10 children.
Small gifts and souvenirs are available in our Visitor Centre which is open every day from 9am until 4pm and also serves hot and cold drinks, ice creams and light meals.
"Fort Amherst is a wonderful place to visit, because it is a mix between war time and Napoleonic times. Our tour guide (Neil) made it very easy to understand. I found it very interesting and would love to go there again."
"Our visit to Fort Amherst today was superb, we had a tremendous tour guide that was dressed as a pirate and he taughts us so much."
Year 5 pupils: St Margarets at Troy Town Primary School.