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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

Doc.Yard’s Secret Lab

Groups of 30 young (and not so young) scientists experience a 45 minute hands-on, electrifying visit to the eccentric Doc Yard’s Secret Lab in the company of equally eccentric assistant Bunsen. ...

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. Featuring new behind-the-scenes stories and locations for 201 ...

Railway weekends!

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

Dockyard Talks…

The raid itself, the course of the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War and the wider themes of Anglo-Dutch relations in the 1660s; my talks are always rooted in human stories. ...

Fine Dining at The Commissioner’s House

During 2017 we will be opening The Commissioners House once a month on evenings for a fine dining experience – The next date for your diaries is Thursday 18th May ...

Pirates!

Ahoy, me Hearties! Join us this May Half Term for some pirate fun on-board our very own Pirate ship! With The Dockyard themed and ready to fly the Jolly Roger – will you be brave enough to walk the plank! Yo Ho Ho!    ...

Dutch Raid

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. ...

Dutch/ British Fencing Match

Join us during the day to see this spectacular fencing match between Tenterden Swords Fencing Club & Pallos Fencing Club as part of our Dutch Raid programme. ...

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!  ...

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! ...

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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