Owing to the Coronavirus, the tower is closed to visitors until further notice.
Martello Tower No.24
Martello Tower No. 24 in Dymchurch High Street is open to the public 2pm to 4pm every Saturday, Sunday & BH from Saturday 4 April 2020 until 1 November 2020.
Martello Tower No. 24 was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion.
Of the 74 Martello Towers built on the Kent and Sussex coast, Martello24 is considered to be the best surviving example, being closest to its original condition and it can be seen as it was when occupied by the military in 1806. It has been restored to its original design and layout with almost all of the original tower still in place.
The tower contains almost all of the features of the original design including brickwork, front and parapet doors, window openings, fireplaces, ventilation shafts, the original 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform, parapet shot lockers, hauling rings, replica gunpowder barrels, and replica 'Brown Bess' muskets.
Free Entry. Open between 2pm and 4pm.
Dymchurch High Street Kent TN29 0NL
Sat 30 May, Sun 31 May