Fort Amherst is a wonderful educational resource for those studying Napoleonic history, 2nd World War 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 are priced at £3.50 per child and include an Educational Pack for each child with a question sheet to fill in and a timeline showing key dates in the Fort's history.
We offer one free teacher place for every 10 children and can supply teacher packs which include background information and answer's to the children's question sheets.
Small gifts and souvenirs are available in our Visitor Centre which is open every day from 10am 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.