Places to visit across Medway

When visiting Medway, don't forget to explore the many other historic sites and family-focussed attractions nearby.


Rochester Cathedral

Founded in 604AD, the cathedral is the second oldest in England. It’s been a place of pilgrimage and worship for over 1400 years.

The Precinct, Rochester, ME1 1SX

Restoration House

A city mansion where Charles II stayed on the eve of his restoration, and the inspiration for Satis House in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.

Crow Lane, Rochester, ME1 1ER

The Huguenot Museum

The only museum of Huguenot history in Britain, telling the story of Britain’s first refugees, the crafts, trades and skills they brought with them.

High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LX

Eastgate House and Chalet

A Grade I listed building that featured in the works of Charles Dickens. In the grounds stands Dickens’ writing chalet where the author wrote some of his most famous novels.

High Street, Rochester

Six Poor Travellers House

A Tudor-founded charity house that provided board and lodgings for six poor travellers, right up until the Second World War.

High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LX 


Fort Amherst

The fort was built in 1756 to protect the Royal Dockyard at Chatham from landward attack. It houses a fascinating network of tunnels and underground chambers.

Dock Road, Chatham, ME4 4UB

The Old Brook Pumping Station

Listed as an ancient monument, the pumping station was incorporated into Chatham’s main drainage system from 1929 to 1980.

Solomons Road, Chatham, ME4 4LA

Copper Rivet Distillery

One of the few places in England where you can experience the entire distillation process from grain to glass. Enjoy a range of spirits, experience a botanicals masterclass or distill your own gin.

Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LP


Royal Engineers Museum

The museum provides a fascinating insight into Britain’s explosive military history and the part our soldier engineers have played in this.

Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, ME4 4UG


Temple Manor

A 13th century house belonging to the Knights Templars to provide lodgings, food and fresh horses for the Knights travelling to and from the crusades.

Knight Road, Strood, ME2 2AH

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