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.