Tilbury Fort

Explore Tilbury Fort on the Thames estuary, protector of London’s seaward approach from the 16th century through to the Second World War.

Key Facts Built in 1539
Key Facts
Built in 1539

Facilities: Dogs allowedRestaurant / CafeWheelchair accessible

Originally built by Henry VIII, and where Queen Elizabeth I famously rallied her army to face the threat of the Spanish Armada, the present fort is one of the best examples of its type in England.

Delve into the magazine houses used to store vast quantities of gunpowder, and enter the underground passages to feel what it was like for the soldiers who lived here. Discover the fort’s colourful past in our exhibition.

Location and Access

Please see website for further details.

Access by car
Free parking is available in front of the fort. Tilbury Fort is ½ mile east of Tilbury off the A126, close to the Port of Tilbury. Postcode RM18 7NR.

Access by public transport
c2c services stop at Tilbury Town which is 1 ½ miles away. The Ensignbus service 99 picks up near Tilbury Town railway station and stops near the Fort.

Disabled access
Please see website for details.