The Battle of Medway was a daring assault on the English which changed the course of English naval history.
Between 8 and 17 June 2017, Medway will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Battle, with a unique series of events, exhibitions and activities across Medway. Join us as we commemorate this historical and important battle and celebrate the heritage of the rich and diverse English and Dutch cultures.
The fortnight will culminate on 17 June with Medway in Flames, a breath-taking one-off showcase event that will tell the story of this historic naval battle.
Watch our Battle of Medway film and check out the links below to find out more.
The Battle and its legacy
Also known as ‘The Dutch Raid’ and in Holland ‘Tocht naar Chatham’, the Battle of Medway marked one of the greatest disasters in our naval history.
Medway is a diverse and exciting destination, steeped in history and rich military and maritime heritage.
Events and activities for all
Medway’s commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway in June 2017 is two weeks of exciting and unique Dutch themed events.
Historic places and attractions
Visit Medway and explore the many historic sites and family focused attractions on offer.
Medway in Flames
A spectacular finale including water screens, fireworks and projections will bring the Battle of Medway to life.
For our younger visitors we have our very own friendly rat character, Samuel Squeaks.
Getting to Medway
Visiting Medway is easy. We’re just 30 miles from London and 40 miles from the Channel ports and Eurotunnel.
Places to stay
Whatever your taste or budget, you’ll find accommodation to suit your needs in Medway.
Sponsorship and media
Contact us about sponsorship opportunities during the Battle of Medway event.