Tilbury Fort | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Tilbury Fort

  • Tilbury
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all pay-for-entry English Heritage sites will be closed to the public from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. Some sites may re-open early. Free-to-enter sites will remain open to visitors. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Tilbury Fort on the Thames estuary has protected London's seaward approach from the 16th century through to the Second World War.

Henry VIII built the first fort here, and Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army nearby to face the threat of the Armada. The present fort is much the best example of its type in England, with its circuit of moats and bastioned outworks.

Spend a great family day out here as you explore the magazine houses used to store vast quantities of gunpowder or enter the bastion magazine passages and feel what it was like for the soldiers who lived here. Their exhibition traces the role of the fort in the defence of London.

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Opening hours

Please see website for details

Pricing

General Admission
Adults from £6.20
Kids (5-17) from £3.70
Concessions from £5.60
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £16.10

Travel & Contact Information

Address

No 2 Office Block, The Fort, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR, England

Phone number

01375 858489

Map

Website

Click here to visit Tilbury Fort's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

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

Yes, Tilbury Fort have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Tilbury Fort has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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