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  • Pauline M
    Gravesend, United Kingdom48 contributions
    A must visit
    Very old building with heaps if history. Inside is a music major with many photos of Gravesends history. A must see to include the tunnels in the fort Gardens
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 17, 2017
  • sherbert852
    Dundee, United Kingdom541 contributions
    Olde Gravesend
    There is much history in this building and surrounding area It's a must see when in Gravesend The Chantry changed lives over the years once a billet for Engineers as well as others ,even a pub If love history it's worth a visit
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 7, 2015
  • stephen turner
    Gravesend, United Kingdom37 contributions
    nostalgic
    first its free, manned by enthusiastic volunteer's it holds a wealth of local knowledge through the ages in an original 13th century building, and its haunted!
    Traveled solo
    Written November 11, 2013
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Greater London, UK16 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Located within the same grounds as the New Tavern Fort is Gravesend’s oldest building which used to be a 14th century chapel and then later a tavern. The volunteers are really helpful, there’s a free self guided audio, and you’ll learn a lot about the history of the local area across several centuries.

Sadly it’s only open weekends and bank holidays April to September 12 noon – 5 pm
Written December 2, 2018
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Pauline M
Gravesend, UK48 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
The Chantry is so under visited be locals and travelling sightseers. The building is worth seeing without the numerous articles of history, both local and nearby. It looks larger inside that it gives the impression on looking from the outside. Very well worth a visit.
Written June 27, 2016
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Irene H
Gravesend, UK18 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
Ancient fort in beautiful surroundings. You can have guided tours of the tunnels which are reliably reported to be haunted. It has attractive walks in the grounds and even has a bandstand where concerts are sometimes held. Very nearby is the General Gordon memorial gardens.
Written March 15, 2016
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Pauline M
Gravesend, UK48 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
So much history in one building which in itself is very historical. The information and the way it is displayed is very informative and Bsirbing. Well worth a visit and probably a follow up also
Written February 10, 2015
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sfbabroad
Eastbourne, UK49 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Small museum but lots of interesting exhibits particularly about Gravesend's maritime past. The volunteers from the local history society were helpful and there were some interesting local history books to buy.
Written October 3, 2019
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Clive B
Dartford, UK1,352 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Located within the grounds of New Tavern Fort is Gravesend's oldest building, although not the largest of buildings. it contains elements that are 14th Century. As well as the building itself, which is very interesting, it contains a lot of history about the local area, which is very seeing too. Sadly it is only open 12-5pm at weekends and Bank Holidays, from April until October. Admission outside those times are by appointment only and it is closed from October until April. So if you get a chance to go whilst in the area, it is highly recommended.
Written September 24, 2017
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frenchy55
45 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
The atmosphere here was amazing. So much history. The fantastic lady volunteer (didn't catch her name) was all too helpful. It is free entry!! (Donations can and should be left) there is an audio tour which I would recommend.
Written May 28, 2017
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Martyn Dyer
Faversham, UK103 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
A fascinating place to look at new and old photographs of the Gravesend area. Certainly a lot of history to look atr.
Written April 18, 2017
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Tasha
Gravesend, UK198 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
When it's open its brill you can see all the ins and outs and learn lots of things we went when there was an event and all the tunnels was open to. Great piece of history
Hidden from everyone. Just some pics as you can only upload 10
Written July 31, 2016
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1stCelia
Kent, UK73 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
This little Museum is completely free. We were greeted by reception staff who were very helpful and answered our questions. Originally it had been the Priest's house with infirmary. There were several rooms of artifacts from the past, including the collection of "Long John Silver" who collected ships figureheads. A video was running of the Tilbury ferry when it took cars which we found fascinating.

Across the grass was the Chantry Heritage Centre which has an entry fee. Be aware there are two Museums. The surrounding well maintained Fort Gardens have World War II guns on display too.

Well worth a visit for those interested in history.
Written September 14, 2013
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