I visited Tilbury Fort recently with my wife and15yo son and had a very interesting couple of hours exploring the various buildings and walking around the walls. The highlights of... read more
Tilbury Fort is possibly the finest example of a bastioned 17th Century...
Tilbury Fort is possibly the finest example of a bastioned 17th Century artillery fortress in the Britsh Isles.
Today visitors can visit the original Guardhouse, Chapel and Gatehouse buildings as well as the huge eighteenth century gunpowder magazines. You can also explore the Victorian underground magazine passages and imagine what life was like for a gunner in the late nineteenth century.
There is a free audio guide, museum, exhibition and gift shop. Hot drinks and a range of light refreshments are available in the shop. There is an indoor seating area in the old Guardhouse and picnic tables and benches outside.