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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

Festival 400

This year marks our 400 anniversary since the Royal Dockyard was established! To celebrate this, we are putting on a number of programmes and activities for the year. ...

Call the Midwife Location Tours

We are pleased to announce that we will be working in partnership with the creators of Call the Midwife, Neal Street Productions to launch the OFFICIAL Call the Midwife tour early 2018. ...

Railway Weekends

A unique dockyard railway in its original setting that retains much of it’s original rolling track. Running continuously since Victorian Times. Now operated by a volunteer railway team. ...

English Chamber Orchestra

classical music concert
Celebrate the heyday of the Age of Sail with an exquisite programme of music performed by the English Chamber Orchestra in our “Cathedral to Shipbuilding” No.3 Slip. This musical journey will be hosted by renowned historian Dr David Starkey CBE FSA, who will give an insight to the power of music during the period of Britain’s intense naval expansion of the eighteenth century.  Listen to sublime works by Handel, Mozart and Haydn while marvelling at the surrounds of one of the world’s bes ...

Summer at The Dockyard

Join us for a jam packed summer of fun for all ages at the Dockyard! ...

Brick History: Walk through history in LEGO® Bricks

Journey through pivotal moments in world history, modelled in LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team of artists. ...

Railway Weekends

The Dockyard Bake Off

weding venue hire
Are you an aspiring baker? This Sunday 15th July at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, to celebrate their 400th birthday, they are bringing their very own Dockyard Bake Off! Judged by Bake Off winner Frances Quinn and more you won’t want to miss this chance for your baking skills to be on show. ...

Railway Weekends

Heritage open Days

Discover the hidden gem that is The Commissioner’s House.  For one weekend, book a tour and explore one of Britain’s oldest surviving Navy Board buildings that boasts an impressive painting ceiling, or walk in the garden in the footsteps of Samuel Pepys and see the Mulberry Tree where Oliver Cromwell once sat under. Each tour lasts 90 minutes with a costumed guide taking you around to see the beautiful site.   ...

Annual Dockyard Conference 2018

Following our  successful conference last year, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust will be hosting its second annual conference on the 12th Sep 2018. We are pleased to announce that the conference will be opened with an evening lecture on the 11th Sep by Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King’s College London. The conference is FREE and a joint venture with the University of Kent and has been made possible through Heritage Lottery Fund. The day will consist of a varie ...

Salute to the 40s-One of Britain’s Best Vintage Festivals

vintage festival
See highlights from last year! Tickets available soon! ...

Untold Stories: A Celebration of Black People in Kent

Showcasing in No.1 Smithery – This revealing exhibition celebrates the Black community of Kent over the centuries – from leading lights in the abolitionist movement in the 18th century to families making their homes in Kent. ...

Enchanted Garden

Enter the Enchanted Garden once again this October Half term and find out what the Fairies have been up to since last year.  A week packed full of fun activities and storytelling for all ages! ...

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 serves the great British favourites, including our legendary fish and chips, all to be enjoyed sitting in an extraordinary building and outside terracearea.

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