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 our offices will be closed until Tuesday 30th July. If your enquiry is urgent, please call us on 01634 823800.
On Thursday 8th June, we are celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway. We will be closed on this day to the general public.. For anyon these closures please call our offices on – 01634 823800
In preparation for our new temporary exhibition – Breaking the chain, The No.1 Smithery will be closed at certain intervals during the day, for the installation process. The dates that are affected are:
- Tuesday 30th May
- Wednesday 31st May