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The Chantry

Fort Gardens, Gravesend, England
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Volunteers were outstanding.

The atmosphere here was amazing. So much history. The fantastic lady volunteer (didn't catch her... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
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A brilliant place to look back on Gravesend history.

A fascinating place to look at new and old photographs of the Gravesend area. Certainly a lot of... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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“artifacts” (2 reviews)
“photographs” (3 reviews)
“haunted” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Fort Gardens, Gravesend, England
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank hanbans32
Reviewed April 18, 2017

A fascinating place to look at new and old photographs of the Gravesend area. Certainly a lot of history to look atr.

Thank MartynDyer
Reviewed January 17, 2017

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

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed October 11, 2016

I was really impressed with the local history displayed within The Chantry. It showed Gravesend as it was and the photographs told many stories of Gravesend past. A great place for history buffs.

Thank MartynDyer
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Natasha T
Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

1  Thank Pauline M
Reviewed April 24, 2016

This Chantry has a wonderful collection of new and old photographs that you can see to compare Gravesend past and present. There are many artefacts in the Chantry associated with the River Thames. In all a very interesting building too with a lot of history.

1  Thank MartynDyer
Reviewed March 15, 2016

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.

1  Thank Irene H
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

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

2  Thank sherbert852
Reviewed February 10, 2015

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

1  Thank Pauline M
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