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."

Sir Geoffrey Adams - British Ambassador to the Netherlands

"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."

Simon Smits - Dutch Ambassador to the UK

"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."

Tracey Crouch - MP
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Events and activities

Events and activities

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Medway in flames

Medway in flames

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Events and activities

Events and activities

View events by arts and culture, heritage, maritime, sports and exhibitions.

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Medway in flames

Medway in flames

Find out about our spectacular finale with fireworks and projections that'll bring the Battle of Medway to life.

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The battle and its legacy

The battle and its legacy

Get the background to ‘The Dutch Raid’, one of the greatest disasters in our naval history.

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Samuel Squeaks

Samuel Squeaks

For our younger visitors we have our very own friendly rat character, Samuel Squeaks.

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Historic places and attractions

Historic places and attractions

Visit Medway and explore the many historic sites and family focused attractions on offer.

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About Medway

About Medway

Medway is a diverse and exciting destination, steeped in history and rich military and maritime heritage.

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Getting to Medway

Getting to Medway

Visiting Medway is easy. We’re just 30 miles from London and 40 miles from the Channel ports and Eurotunnel.

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Places to stay

Places to stay

Whatever your taste or budget, you’ll find accommodation to suit your needs in Medway.

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Sponsorship and media

Sponsorship and media

Contact us about sponsorship opportunities during the Battle of Medway event.

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