From locally sourced food and drink to family friendly play areas and free parking, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is perfectly set for spending all day or just a few hours.
Enjoy a variety of delicious meals at our fantastic food outlets. Enjoy great British favourites at the NEW Mess Deck or hearty ‘doorstep’ sandwiches and hot Kent pies at the Wagon Stop Canteen.
Discovery and exploration doesn’t stop at our attractions and galleries. We also have two brilliant outdoor play areas and indoor soft play for our smaller visitors to enjoy.
The Historic Dockyard is delighted to offer its visitors free parking undercover in one of Europe’s oldest widespan metal structures or the South Mast Pond car parks.
The Historic Dockyard has made every effort to ensure that our almost 400 year old 80 acre site offers maximum accessibility for all our visitors.
Check out what’s going on at The Dockyard – from kids activities, temporary exhibitions to our big events!
Arrive by car, train, bus or even boat! The Historic Dockyard Chatham is accessible by a wide variety of routes.
Plan your day with us to ensure the children are occupied and you have a stress free day…
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We have 2 tours available for visitors to discover. Both of these are included in your annual ticket. To book onto a tour, please make your way down the ramp to the Plan Your Visit area. A member of our team will then book you onto the tour for the day. We have a variety of times throughout the day, but please book as soon as you arrive to avoid any disappointment!
Victorian Ropery Tour
Take the Victorian Ropery Tour and ‘learn the ropes’ with a foreman from 1875. Discover why the enormous double Ropewalk is nearly ¼ mile long
Live Demonstrations 12.30pm
Rope has been made here for 400 years and we still make it today – for lots of customers! This means you can witness the mysterious craft of ropemaking for yourself during our live demonstrations by the Master Ropemakers!
Rope Walk Talk
Our Master Ropemakers have a much needed break at the weekend but that doesn’t mean you still can’t see what goes on. Get the behind the scenes feel and discover the machinery used.
This tour is for those that want to have a feel of what life was like on-board! Swing through the hatches and discover the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham!
This is for those that want a little more detail on how all 69 men lived on-board for up to 10 hours at a time underwater! HMS Ocelot was made for the perfect surveillance vessel and were selected to undertake missions in the deep waters of the world’s oceans – some of which remain top secret!
*Please note, Annual ticket holders get discounts on our 2 main events of the year: The Festival of Steam & Transport and Salute to the ’40s.
|Ticket Type||Online Ticket Price||On-the-day Ticket Price||Additional Info|
|Concession||£19.50||£21.50||Senior Citizen, Ex-Forces, HM Forces with ID and Students|
|Children||£13.00||£14.00||Aged 5 – 15 years|
|Family||£58.00||£63.00||2 Adults and 2 Children or
1 Adult and 3 Children
|Additional Family Child||£9.50||£10.50||Applicable when adding additional children to a Family Ticket.|
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