Your Big Day Out
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  • Command of the Oceans

    Opening May 27th

  • 'Of The Sea'

    Art In The Dockyard

  • No. 1 Smithery: National Museums Maritime Treasures

  • HMS Cavalier (1944)

  • HMS Gannet (1878)

  • HM Submarine Ocelot (1962)

  • Salute to the '40s

  • Commissioners House (1704)

  • The Victorian Ropery

  • Steam, Steel & Submarines

  • RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection

  • Festival of Steam and Transport

Coming Soon! Command of the Oceans

Command of the Oceans reveals, for the first time, the story of the Dockyard of the Age of Sail. Thrilling archaeology and long-hidden objects tell powerful, compelling stories of innovation and craftsmanship.  Superb new galleries show how Chatham Dockyard and its people helped lead Britain to worldwide influence.


Discover two internationally significant maritime archaeological discoveries – the timbers of the Namur (1756), the ‘ship beneath the floor’ and an incredible treasure trove of archaeological objects recovered from the sea bed, from the Invincible (1758).


Great new visitor facilities complete the transformation!





The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE, England

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