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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

2018 Wedding Fair

In association with a Kentish Wedding , come along to one of the first wedding fairs of 2018! Take a look at the wedding venues available in Kent, including our very own unique spaces here on this historic site – you can also meet local suppliers too organised by Kentish Wedding. ...

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. ...

Secret Lab

Doc.Yard has gone on holiday and has left his assistant Bunsen in charge for half term! Listen to Doc’s message & pickup your lab coat before entering the Secret Lab.  Discover the different zones of the lab with Bunsen… this year it’s all about light! ...

Royal Dockyard Tours – Civilisation Festival

Explore one of Britain’s first major industrial complexes through this engaging walking tour. ...

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. ...

Powerful Tides – 400 years of Chatham and the Sea

400 years through art are explored with the gallery displaying paintings on what The Dockyard used to look like: From industrial scenes, to romantic and community scenes. The gallery also includes loans from the Tate Modern, Turner Contemporary as well as artwork featuring Tracey Emin.  ...

Railway weekends

The Festival of Steam & Transport 2018

The Festival of Steam and Transport is back! In its 16th year we have our favourites here again for the weekend… Steampunks, Funfair and our running trains! New for this year is the International Food & Drink Festival! With a variety of cuisines from around the globe you won’t leaving hungry!  ...

Easter at The Dockyard

Our Eggtastic Easter Egg Hunt is back! And this time bigger than ever! ...

Museums at night

Ever wondered what happens when we close for the evening?  Join us on one of our Museum at Night sessions and have a fun filled evening with the team exploring the Dockyard after the doors have shut! ...

Mythical Beasts – May Half Term

Can you track the unicorns and mermaids at the Dockyard?  This half term we delve into the world of myths that lent themselves to ship’s made at Chatham, but can you find where they are today? ...

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. ...

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.  Walk in the garden in the footsteps of Samuel Pepys and see the Mulberry Tree where Oliver Cromwell once sat under. ...

Salute to the 40s

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

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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 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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