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Explore A place
like no other


Command
of the
oceans

This exhibition reveals the full dockyard story. Immerse yourself in the vivid Hearts of Oak audio-visual gallery and explore four superb new interactive galleries which lead onto discovering the ship beneath the floor… you will be amazed!

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RNLI HISTORIC
LIFEBOATS
COLLECTION

Discover over 100 years of RNLI history amongst the largest collection of Historic Lifeboats in the UK.

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THE
MESS DECK

This is located in our free to enter centre – pop in for a coffee and cake, or treat yourself to our famous Fish & Chips. With plenty of seating and a generous menu – you will not be leaving hungry!

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3 SLIP
THE BIG SPACE

Marvel at an architectural delight up on the mezzanine floor then explore BIG items from The Historic Dockyard and Royal Engineers Museum on display on the ground floor.

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THREE
HISTORIC
WARSHIPS

Step aboard HMS Cavalier, HMS Gannet and HM Ocelot. Experience over 10—years of life at sea.
*Please book your tour of HM Ocelot upon arrival

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NO.1
SMITHERY

World-class collections from Royal Museums Greenwich and the Imperial War Museums. Unlock fascinating stories surrounding fantastic ship models, paintings and incredible objects.

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COMMISSIONERS
HOUSE

Completed in 1704 for the Commissioner & his family. This is now used as a hired venue for: weddings, civil partnerships, renewing vows, birthday parties, anniversaries, social & corporate dinners, training days & business meetings.

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THE
VICTORIAN ROPERY

Experience life as a Victorian Rope maker with a personal guide in character. There are opportunities to make your own rope before seeing the dramatic ¼-mile ropewalk!

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STEAM, STEEL
& SUBMARINES

Experience The Dockyard story through the Industrial Revolution and two World Wars and be inspired by the innovation and bravery of those who worked here and discover their contribution to the Royal Navy.

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Wagon Stop
Canteen

Enjoy one of our hearty pies, doorstop sandwiches or our delicious sausage rolls. A soft play area is inside allowing children to let off steam whilst adults can sit back with a coffee!

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Local Attractions

Explore local attractions linked to Chatham Dockyard and its Defences.

Dockyard Explorers

Join the Captain’s Cat to explore the Dockyard.