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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. ...

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. ...

#ThanksToYou – Behind the Scenes Tours

The Historic Dockyard Chatham will be offering a free behind the scenes tour to National Lottery players during the week of 3rd-8th December 2018. We are one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket. The behind the scenes tours will happen once a day at 11:30am – 1pm, hosting 25 visitors (so spaces are limited) between 3rd– 8th December 2018. On ...

Christmas Carol Service

It’s that time of year again already! Tickets are now on sale for our Christmas Carol Service at The Royal Dockyard Church. ...

Mythical Beasts

The Mythical Beasts are back by popular demand! There’ll be plenty of activities to enjoy from crafts, storytelling and so much more! Keep a look out for more information soon! ...

Call the Midwife Location Tours – March 2019

Come and explore where the real drama happens as a costumed midwife takes you on a walking tour of our historic site. With a picture book to help trigger your memories, you’ll see just how Neal Street Productions transform a 400 year old site back to the 1960s! ...

Call the Midwife Official Location Tours – April 2019

Come and explore where the real drama happens as a costumed midwife takes you on a walking tour of our historic site. With a picture book to help trigger your memories, you’ll see just how Neal Street Productions transform a 400 year old site back to the 1960s! ...

Secret Lab

Bunsen is back with his Secret Lab! Join him for some hands-on experiments and Science fun! – this time its all about sound! ...

Festival of Steam & Transport 2019

The family favourite Easter event is back! From steam trains, to our free funfair, to food stalls to steam punks – It’s an event not to be missed! Tickets are available now for those that would like to put us in the diary for next year! ...

Call the Midwife Official Location Tours – May 2019

Come and explore where the real drama happens as a costumed midwife takes you on a walking tour of our historic site. With a picture book to help trigger your memories, you’ll see just how Neal Street Productions transform a 400 year old site back to the 1960s! ...

A Pirate’s Life For Me…

We are delighted to have the V&As touring exhibition with us this year! This exhibition will look at Pirates as characters in children’s culture and as icons in the popular imagination. Pirates have been family favourites for over 200 years, with many stories and tales to share! Everyone knows a Pirates mannerism and what they wear, but do you know why? Get ready young buccaneers for all things Pirates – you’re bound to learn a new Pirate trick or two to join the ranks! ...

Call the Midwife Official Location Tours – June 2019

Come and explore where the real drama happens as a costumed midwife takes you on a walking tour of our historic site. With a picture book to help trigger your memories, you’ll see just how Neal Street Productions transform a 400 year old site back to the 1960s! ...

Call the Midwife Official Locations Tours – July 2019

Come and explore where the real drama happens as a costumed midwife takes you on a walking tour of our historic site. With a picture book to help trigger your memories, you’ll see just how Neal Street Productions transform a 400 year old site back to the 1960s! ...

Call the Midwife Official Location Tours – August 2019

Come and explore where the real drama happens as a costumed midwife takes you on a walking tour of our historic site. With a picture book to help trigger your memories, you’ll see just how Neal Street Productions transform a 400 year old site back to the 1960s! ...

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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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