- Castles and Palaces
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
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.
- Picnics Allowed
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
No 2 Office Block, The Fort, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR, England
Click here to visit Tilbury Fort's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
25 March - 30 September Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm October Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm November - March Weekends 10.00am - 4.00pm
Adult: £5.10 Child (5 to 18 years): £3.00 Concession: £4.60 Family (2 adults, 3 children): £13.20