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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

Call the Midwife Location Tours

Led by your very own ‘midwife’ this guided tour visits areas of the dockyard that have been used as locations for the popular television drama series ‘Call the Midwife’. Throughout all five series, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been transformed into 1950’s Poplar Dock many times and has had countless scenes involving the show’s stars, including Miranda Hart and Jenny Agutter, filmed across it’s 80 acre site. This is a location tour only – therefore props from the ...

Breaking the Chain

A once in a lifetime chance to see the Battle of Medway story told through a wonderful collection of historic art, objects and manuscripts.  The Breaking the Chain exhibition at The Historic Dockyard Chatham vividly brings the Battle of Medway story to life with collections from The Royal Museum Greenwich, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Dutch National Maritime Museum, the Michiel de Ruyter Foundation and the British Library. ...

Summer @ The Dockyard

Find out what to do this Summer at The Dockyard… from railway weekends, to meeting our mad scientist Doc.Yard….to climbing on board a submarine – there is so much to explore! ...

Doc.Yard Summer Fun!

The Doc is back this Summer! With more experiments and more hands on fun! Having failed to time travel last year – the Doc has decided that maths is needed as well as science! The activities that Doc Yard will show this year will have a maths and measuring theme. Come and see what wonderful creations the Doc has invented this Summer! More information coming soon!  ...

Railway weekends!

This is a great opportunity for you to see our steam railway up close and working! ...

Heritage Open Days – Behind the Scenes in No.1 Smithery

Take a peek behind the scenes with special tours at No.1 Smithery: discover the amazing variety of ship models in the joint National Maritime Museum/Imperial War Museum store and study centre, and find out more about their conservation and preservation. ...

Salute to the 40s

Dress in ‘40s style and become part of our 1940’s Family, and then be transported back in time, for a weekend of vintage delight! Living history, live vintage music, dancing and variety acts. Not to be missed, an event filled with vintage spirit! ...

Michael Foreman – Painting with Rainbows

With original artwork on show alongside playful props and costumes, Seven Stories’ exhibition, (supported by Arts Council England, Newcastle Council Fund, Anderson Press, Templar Publishing and Pavilion Books), explore Michael’s storytelling, and imagines a world without conflict, that cares for our environment and celebrates the importance of friendship. ...

Half Term Halloween Fun!

Join us in October Half Term for some Halloween fun! Ghostly activities will be available for children and our restaurant will be themes with delicious treats! More information will be coming soon!  ...

What's happening at The Dockyard?

THE WAGON STOP CANTEEN

Hugely popular with our visitors. A hearty ‘workshop’ menu - ‘doorstep’ sandwiches, hot Kentish pies, cakes and delicious Kentish ice cream. Eat alongside our Locomotives and childrens’ soft play.

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MESS DECK

If you think you know what our restaurant is like, think again! The Mess Deck is brand new. New kitchen, new seating, new menu - great British favourites, including our legendary fish and chips, all to be enjoyed sitting in an extraordinary building!

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