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

Battle of Medway Commemoration Events

Find out where you need to be to see Medway’s wider commemoration events of the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway ...

Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block) by Jyll Bradley

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, in partnership with Turner Contemporary, Margate, has co-commissioned an installation by the artist Jyll Bradley as part of the Battle of Medway commemorations.  The work celebrates the long history of Anglo – Dutch cooperation in the development of horticulture that started at the end of the 17th century. John Evelyn, along with being a diarist, was an avid horticulturist and his treatise in 1665 Sylvae, argued for the reforestation of England – primarily to ...

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. ...

The Dutch in the Medway, 1667

An international conference at Chatham Dockyard commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Dutch attack of June 1667. ...

Railway weekends!

This is a great opportunity for you to see our steam railway up close and working! Operations normally consist of a locomotive-hauled rake of wagons travelling through the Dockyard. It’s a great photo occasion and a nostalgic moment for many. Say hello to our team of volunteers and make your day extra special! ...

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!

Railway weekends!

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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