Fort Amherst | Day Out With The Kids

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Fort Amherst

  • Chatham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Caves and Mines

Attraction Information

There will be no tunnel tours from Monday 25th September 2017 until Sunday 19th November 2017 due to our Halloween Horrors events.

At Fort Amherst, accompanied by your guide, with a lantern, you will hear tales of the mysterious and sinister happenings at the Fort.

Over 300 years of military history with an amazing network of underground passageways, historic buildings and gun emplacements all set in 20 acres of beautiful parkland.

They're becoming known for their excellent ghost tours, which are too spooky for young ones but they also offer a Junior version, plus an educational tour.

The tunnels are regrettably unsuitable for wheel chairs, push chairs and those of limited mobility.

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

Year round access to Parkland


Free admission to Parkland

General Admission (Tunnel Tours)
Adults: £5.00
Kids (under 16): £3.00
Concession: £3.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £13.00

Travel & Contact Information


Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4UB, England

Phone number

01634 847747



Click here to visit Fort Amherst's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

All Day: £3.00

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Fort Amherst has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 16:00

Winter (from 25th September)
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 14:00

Fort Amherst has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

The tunnels are unsuitable for wheelchairs and those of limited mobility. 

Fort Amherst has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome on the grounds. 

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