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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. ...

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. ...

Visions for Chatham Docks

Student Proposals Designing the Past into the Future. BA Architecture students from the University of Kent have, for the past year, been working with UKM (Medway Campus), Medway Council, and Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust researching and masterplanning the dockyard area.  This exhibition presents selected proposals designed to transition the past into the future. This is a free to enter exhibition that is held within the Namur Room at our Main Visitor Entrance. Kent School of Architecture is o ...

Summer at The Dockyard

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

Railway Weekends

Wedding Showcase

Classical music concert
We are delighted to open the doors to our beautiful wedding venue Commissioner’s House. This opportunity is for couples who are looking for their dream wedding venue, and how we can help future brides and grooms on planning their special day here. ...

Wedding Showcase – September

Classical music concert
We are delighted to open the doors to our beautiful wedding venue Commissioner’s House. This opportunity is for couples who are looking for their dream wedding venue, and how we can help future brides and grooms on planning their special day here. ...

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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