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Plan Your Visit

400 years of Maritime Heritage

80 acres of adventure

An hour’s drive from London, Dover and the Channel Tunnel, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is just a short distance from the M25 and located close to Chatham and Gillingham (Kent) railway stations.

With free parking on offer for all visitors and close proximity to local amenities The Historic Dockyard is an attraction perfectly suited to a full day’s outing or many little trips throughout the year.

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.

Food and Drink

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.

Play Areas

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.

Free Parking

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.

What's on

Check out what’s going on at The Dockyard – from kids activities, temporary exhibitions to our big events!

Directions & Opening Times

Arrive by car, train, bus or even boat! The Historic Dockyard Chatham is accessible by a wide variety of routes.

For Families!

Plan your day with us to ensure the children are occupied and you have a stress free day…



Read our latest news on whats been happening here at The Dockyard!

Ticket Prices

Ticket TypeOnline Ticket PriceOn-the-day Ticket PriceAdditional Info
Concession£19.50£21.50Senior Citizen, Ex-Forces, HM Forces with ID and Students
Children£13.00£14.00Aged 5 – 15 years
Family£58.00£63.002 Adults and 2 Children or
1 Adult and 3 Children
Additional Family Child£9.50£10.50Applicable when adding additional children to a Family Ticket.
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