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The Doc is back!

Summer at The Dockyard

16th - 17th September

"One of Britain's Best Vintage Festivals"

80 acres to explore!

Start your adventure with us!

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

A 21st Century Trust

Family Fun!

Salute to the '40s!

New temporary exhibition

Our Charity

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 be aware that we are currently painting HMS Cavalier. This means that areas of the ship will be closed from time to time and may vary day to day – we apologise for any inconveniences caused.
  • On Monday 24th July, wheelchair access is not available onto HMS Cavalier due to the ramp being removed for refurbishments – we apologise for any inconveniences caused.