Set in an impressive 80 acre complex, The Dockyard provides a rich, authentic and varied learning environment, ideal for a wide range of group sizes, from small classes to year groups*. Packed with enormous, historic buildings to ignite the imagination, the site has ships to explore and galleries full of fascinating artefacts and stories to discover.
*on a self-directed visit
‘Excellent, engaging and fun workshops for all the children. Staff were friendly and helpful’ – Teacher visiting from Chadwell St Mary Primary School,February 2017
The children loved each aspect of the trip: when we asked them which bit was their favourite bit, there was a real mix. An excellent day – thank you, March 2017
We had a fantastic trip and the children enjoyed every part of it - they were exhausted when they got back! - Briary Primary School, February 2017
We just wanted to send a thank you for giving us such a wonderful time at Chatham Dockyard. We really enjoyed going through the Ocelot and making our boats and rockets. Thank you for all your help. Class 5 - Sheldwich Primary School
Thank you for a wonderful day out which was thoroughly enjoyed by the children and my staff when visiting the Dockyard, with particular emphasis on how well your staff organised our day. Thank you for all of your kind assistance in making our class trip a truly memorable occasion. – Class Teacher, Sedley’s C of E Primary’
The Historic Dockyard Chatham, the world’s most complete dockyard of the age of sail and one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations, proves an exciting and memorable learning journey for pupils of all ages.
Discover the world class maritime history on this 80 acre site, explore HM Ocelot or get hands on in the working Ropery!
Unearth an amazing array of maritime challenges as you visit the most complete dockyard of the age of sail anywhere in the world.
Here at The Historic Docyard Chatham, we offer a warm welcome to International School Visitors, with informative and interactive experiences about the rich culture and heritage of the dockyard
Treat your group to a snapshot of authentic British maritime heritage as you explore Chatham’s incredible Royal Navy connections.
Youth and education groups can take part in a unique overnight stay experience on board the Royal Navy’s last operational Second World War Destroyer HMS CAVALIER
Find out what temporary exhibitions are on in the No.1 Smithery – include this gallery within your trip!
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