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May Half Term!


8th June 2017

Battle of Medway Commemoration Event - Tickets Available Friday 26th May at 10:00am

Major New Exhibition at No.1 Smithery - From 9th June 2017

Breaking the Chain - The Story of the Dutch Raid of 1667

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

A 21st Century Trust

May Half Term!

8th June 2017 - Battle of Medway Event

Breaking the Chain

Our Charity

Counting down until... The Battle of Medway celebrations!

8th June 2017

We will be commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway with a spectacular series of exhibitions and activities.

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.

Closure notices:

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 any enquiries on 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 16th May
  • Tuesday 30th May
  • Wednesday 31st May