‘Rochester: a castle that has trees in the grounds gives the impression that in times of danger not only would the peasants and their herds be offered shelter, but also the local vegetation’

Events coinciding with home games in August
to 1 Sep Shocking Electricity
to 1 Sep Cracking Castles Trail
to 1 Sep Summer at the Dockyard
to 1 Sep Adventure Golf in the Nave
to 8 Sep A Pirate’s Life for Me
to 31 Oct Call the Midwife Location Tours
20 Open-Air Theatre: The Secret Garden
14 Heritage Open Day: Huguenot Museum
14 (& 21) Heritage Open Days: Medway Queen
14/15 V2 Rockets: Scientific Legacy
21 Murderous Medway: Crime Writing Festival
21 Open-Air Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody
21-22 Salute to the 40s
19-27 Spooky Pumpkin Trail
19-27 Enchanted Dockyard
2/3 Railway Weekends

23 Jul-26 Oct Patterns for Peace: Tina Lawlor Mottram
to 21 Sep Bizarre & Curious Silks: Textiles by Hannah Robson
to 29 Sep Something Old, Something New

What to See
You’ll find accounts of Gillingham’s tourist attractions (and the Medway area) in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visit Medway or Visit Kent.
Links to local attractions include:

Great Lines Heritage Park
Historic Dockyard Chatham
Huguenot Museum

The Medway Queen: restored and resplendent

Medway Queen
Rochester Castle
Rochester Cathedral
Rochester Guildhall Museum
Royal Engineers Museum
The Strand Leisure Park