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March 2020

Cold War Bunker Tours

13 March at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5.00

Gravesend’s Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend’s rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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April 2020

Gad’s Hill Place Tour

4 April at 1:00 pm - 5 April at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50
Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Gravesham

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Owletts

5 April at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

11 April at 12:00 pm - 12 April at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1.00
Credit: Visit Kent

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Owletts

12 April at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Cold War Bunker Tours

17 April at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£5.00

Gravesend’s Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend’s rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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Owletts

19 April at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Owletts

26 April at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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May 2020

Gad’s Hill Place Tour

2 May at 1:00 pm - 3 May at 3:00 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£9.50
Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Gravesham

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Owletts

3 May at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Owletts

10 May at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Cold War Bunker Tours

15 May at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£5.00

Gravesend’s Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend’s rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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Owletts

17 May at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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An exhibition at the Old Curiosity Shop in Gravesend Market

23 May at 9:00 am - 28 June at 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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An exhibition at the Old Curiosity Shop in Gravesend Market The Old Curiosity Shop is coming to Gravesend Borough Market from Saturday 23rd May to Sunday 28 June. Discover the world of Dickens and its links with Gravesham.

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Owletts

24 May at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Dickens’ Dreams

30 May at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£25.00

Dickens’ Dreams – A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place. A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place, where Dickens spent the latter part of his life and died. The play takes you through Charles Dickens’ final hours with his sister-in-law, Georgina. Dates: Saturday 30 May, 7pm Sunday 31 May, 2.30pm Sunday 14 June, 2.30pm Saturday 20 June, 7pm Sunday 21 June, 2.30pm Price: £25…

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Owletts

31 May at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Dickens’ Dreams

31 May at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£25.00

Dickens’ Dreams – A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place. A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place, where Dickens spent the latter part of his life and died. The play takes you through Charles Dickens’ final hours with his sister-in-law, Georgina. Dates: Saturday 30 May, 7pm Sunday 31 May, 2.30pm Sunday 14 June, 2.30pm Saturday 20 June, 7pm Sunday 21 June, 2.30pm Price: £25…

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June 2020

An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village

6 June at 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£10.00

Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances. Dickens himself toured the world,…

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An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village

6 June at 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£10.00

Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances. Dickens himself toured the world,…

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An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village

6 June at 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£10.00

Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances. Dickens himself toured the world,…

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Gad’s Hill Place Tours

6 June at 1:00 pm - 7 June at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£9.50
Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Gravesham

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

Find out more »

An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village

6 June at 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£10.00

Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances. Dickens himself toured the world,…

Find out more »

An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village

6 June at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£10.00

Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances. Dickens himself toured the world,…

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An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village

6 June at 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£10.00

Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances. Dickens himself toured the world,…

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An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village

6 June at 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£10.00

Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances. Dickens himself toured the world,…

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An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village

6 June at 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£10.00

Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances. Dickens himself toured the world,…

Find out more »

An interactive walk with characters through Cobham Village

6 June at 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£10.00

Charles Dickens created some of the greatest characters in literature, and they are so plentiful they cover almost all walks of life. Some have even become part of the English language. Dickens’ much-loved characters, often drawn from and based on real life people, although sharply defined, often grotesque or comical, greatly contribute to keep his work still alive today. They leap off the pages of his books which make them so easily adaptable to performances. Dickens himself toured the world,…

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Owletts

7 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Cold War Bunker Tours

12 June at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£5.00

Gravesend’s Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend’s rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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Owletts

14 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

Find out more »

Dickens’ Dreams

14 June at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£25.00

Dickens’ Dreams – A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place. A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place, where Dickens spent the latter part of his life and died. The play takes you through Charles Dickens’ final hours with his sister-in-law, Georgina. Dates: Saturday 30 May, 7pm Sunday 31 May, 2.30pm Sunday 14 June, 2.30pm Saturday 20 June, 7pm Sunday 21 June, 2.30pm Price: £25…

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Dickens’ Dreams

20 June at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
£25.00

Dickens’ Dreams – A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place. A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place, where Dickens spent the latter part of his life and died. The play takes you through Charles Dickens’ final hours with his sister-in-law, Georgina. Dates: Saturday 30 May, 7pm Sunday 31 May, 2.30pm Sunday 14 June, 2.30pm Saturday 20 June, 7pm Sunday 21 June, 2.30pm Price: £25…

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Owletts

21 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

Find out more »

Dickens’ Dreams

21 June at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£25.00

Dickens’ Dreams – A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place. A brand new play by the Dickens’ Theatre company with performances held at Gad’s Hill Place, where Dickens spent the latter part of his life and died. The play takes you through Charles Dickens’ final hours with his sister-in-law, Georgina. Dates: Saturday 30 May, 7pm Sunday 31 May, 2.30pm Sunday 14 June, 2.30pm Saturday 20 June, 7pm Sunday 21 June, 2.30pm Price: £25…

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Dickens 150 – Special Evening to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of C Dickens

27 June at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£5.00

You are very welcome to a special evening to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens. Dickens spent his last years living in Higham, where his daughter Kate was married in St Mary’s Church in July 1860 to the brother of the famous author Wilkie Collins. There will be performances from students from Gad’s Hill School and local poet and performer James McKay. There will be a licensed bar for drinks and light snacks. Tickets: £5 each…

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Owletts

28 June at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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July 2020

Cold War Bunker Tours

10 July at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£5.00

Gravesend’s Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend’s rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

Find out more »

Gad’s Hill Place Tours

11 July at 1:00 pm - 12 July at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£9.50
Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Gravesham

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

Find out more »

Owletts

12 July at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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