Join the invasion party 8 to 17 June 2017
"It’s by remembering our history that we can keep that friendship alive. So thank you very much to everyone involved in the commemorations. I look forward to joining you there."
"It’s going to be a fantastic celebration and I’d like to heartily congratulate Medway Council on the spectacular programme they have put together. So I hope to see you all there in June. Thank you."
"The festival is an excellent example of what our heritage sector leads the world in, telling stories in richly imaginative ways. With thousands of people from the UK and abroad due to visit, it will truly put Medway on the map."
Events and activities
View events by arts and culture, heritage, maritime, sports and exhibitions.Find out more
Medway in flames
Find out about our spectacular finale with fireworks and projections that'll bring the Battle of Medway to life.Find out more
The battle and its legacy
Get the background to ‘The Dutch Raid’, one of the greatest disasters in our naval history.Find out more
For our younger visitors we have our very own friendly rat character, Samuel Squeaks.Find out more
Historic places and attractions
Visit Medway and explore the many historic sites and family focused attractions on offer.Find out more
Medway is a diverse and exciting destination, steeped in history and rich military and maritime heritage.Find out more
Getting to Medway
Visiting Medway is easy. We’re just 30 miles from London and 40 miles from the Channel ports and Eurotunnel.Find out more
Places to stay
Whatever your taste or budget, you’ll find accommodation to suit your needs in Medway.Find out more
Sponsorship and media
Contact us about sponsorship opportunities during the Battle of Medway event.Find out more