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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

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! ...

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. ...

Royal Dockyard Tours – Civilisation Festival

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

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.  ...

Food & Drink Festival

New for 2018! Run by the Market Square Group the pop up street food experience will ensure you won’t be leaving hungry! ...

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!  ...

Railway weekends

Join us this weekend at The Festival of Steam and Transport – tickets required for this event. Operated by the railway Volunteers, with just under 1 mile of line running through the site, you can get ‘up close’ to see our trains in action – with fantastic photo opportunities too! ...

Easter at The Dockyard

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

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. ...

Railway Weekends

Join us this weekend! Operated by the railway Volunteers, with just under 1 mile of line running through the site you can get ‘up close’ to see our trains in action – with fantastic photo opportunities too! ...

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? ...

Railway weekends

Join us this weekend! Operated by the railway Volunteers, with just under 1 mile of line running through the site you can get ‘up close’ to see our trains in action – with fantastic photo opportunities too! ...

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. ...

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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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