Trains to Medway with Southeastern to uncover maritime history, immerse yourself in Dickens and his era or explore the river on a boat trip
Trains to Medway
Fun things to do...
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Enjoy a trip to the Historic Dockyard, one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations and the world’s most complete dockyard from the ‘age of sail’. Experience a new permanent gallery that reveals the full dockyard story for the first time through state of the art audio visuals and interactives.
Join the commemorations
This Summer marks the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway, a defining moment in British and Dutch history during which the English county of Kent was centre stage. Join celebrations and exhibitions taking place in Rochester and Chatham from Thursday 8 June to Saturday 17 June, including a spectacular fiery finale and pageant on the river, which promises to be a stand-out event in Kent this year.
Charles Dickens spent most of his childhood in Chatham. He returned to near Rochester for the final years of his life when he was an established author and based many of his novels on the area.
Dickens Country Experience – Rochester
Join Elijah Puddlephat visiting Dickens’ most loved places and inspiration behind many of his classic masterpieces. Tours start and finish in historic Rochester and include the villages of Cobham and Cooling, Cobham Hall and Dickens’ last home Gad’s Hill Place in Higham.
Dickens Discovery Rooms – Rochester
Find out about Dickens' life, work and the environment he lived in at the special display in the Guildhall Museum.
Medway Little Theatre
Converted from a disused warehouse, Medway Little Theatre is also a great find in this historic town – a 96 seat theatre with professional actors and a lovely atmosphere. You will surely have a fantastic experience at this Theatre!
Discover the history of Rochester and Medway in a museum for all the family. Colourful and attractive displays in two stunning historic buildings feature the local, social and maritime history of Medway.
Baggins Book Bazaar
Rochester is home to the largest second-hand bookshop in England. Boasting so much character, there are thousands of books with a range of genres including Fiction, Natural History, Fine Art and many more!
Use one of these offers and book your tickets in advance for a cheap day out.