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The World's

Most Complete Dockyard of the Age of Sail

Come and explore

80 acres of fun and excitment

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

A 21st Century Trust

Closer than you think...

Plan Your Visit

Family fun!

Our Charity

35 Miles from London

"Fantastic place, lots to see, sign up for the rope works tour it is very interesting and you might get a chance to make a piece of rope." ★★★★★

"Many outstanding days out here to be had, with ticket purchase you can visit as many times in one year as you wish." ★★★★★

"What a fabulous day we had. Wasn't sure what to expect but there were lots of interesting and varied things to do and see -I learnt so much." ★★★★★

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

A place like no other…

Just 35 miles from central London, discover how ships, including HMS Victory, were designed and built.  Climb aboard a sloop, a destroyer and a submarine.  Get hands-on in the Ropery, where rigging for HMS Victory was made and where rope is still made today.  Explore galleries that unfurl the secrets of Great Britain’s magnificent maritime past and its command of the oceans.

*  Please note that HMS Gannet will be closed for maintenance on Tuesday 20th September & possibly Wednesday 21st September – subject to good weather. We will do everything we can to complete the work within the first day, but please be prepared for the ship to be closed on Wednesday too.

What's On


Explore 400 years of maritime history through tours designed exclusively for groups at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.


Students of all ages are invited to embark on an exciting learning journey here at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.


Celebrate the extra special moments of life in the extraordinary places and spaces of The Historic Dockyard Chatham.