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Salute to the 40s

16 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017


Buy your tickets for Salute to the ‘40s now to receive your discount. Hurry!


16th and 17th September 2017

Become part of our 1940’s Family and be transported back in time for two full days of vintage spirit!  With NEW and EXCITING additions for 2017 this event should NOT be missed.

Living history, big band performances including The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Hotsie Totsies, live vintage music, Traditional Seaside Fun, Best Dressed Competitions, all of this NEW alongside everything you know and love on site; dancing, re-enactments, wartime displays – Home Front and Military, Air Raid Experiences, climb on board a Second World War Destroyer, Spitfire and Hurricane static aircraft displays, 1940’s Bombed Out Street, ’40s genuine and replica shopping

This year’s 1940’s Evening Dance will be held on the Saturday night at 7pm on the beautiful No. 3 Slip Mezzanine (a scheduled ancient monument!) Scroll the page for all the details!

All this in addition to all of The Historic Dockyard’s galleries and attractions, you will be sure to find out why it is one of Britain’s best!


Prices for 2017!


On the day Online/In Advance 12 month ticket holders Two day ticket on Saturday Two day ticket online/in advance Groups
Adult £19.50 £18.00 £12.00 £30.00 £27.50 £15.50
Concession £16.50 £15.00 £11.00 £26.00 £23.50 £14.00
Child £13.50 £12.00 £9.50 £22.00 £20.00 £11.50
Family £54.50 £50.00 £35.50 £82.50 £75.00
Add family child £9.50 £8.50 £8.00 £17.00 £16.50

Please scroll down for more detailed information

Buy your ticket for Salute to the '40s today!

1940's Evening Dance!

Saturday 16th September - 7pm on the beautiful No. 3 Slip Mezzanine

Tickets are now available!

Travel back in time to the 1940’s for an evening dance,get ready to lindy hop, swing and jive! – the night is hosted by 1940’s DJ Gypsy John, with cabaret style seating and a HUGE dancefloor space in the beautiful scheduled ancient monument – No. 3 Slip Mezzanine

The Details…

  • Doors open at 19:00
  • Tickets £15 each
  • 1940’s dress wear is encouraged!
  • Please park your car in the main car park – 5 slip.

*Please note

  • Tickets are sold separately to entry tickets for the event
  • There will be a bar available at an additional cost


Detailed information

Concession = Senior Citizen, Student and HM Forces
Child = 5 – 15 years.  All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Family = 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children

Salute to the ‘40s is a fund-raising event in aid of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Tickets can be purchased in advance in the following ways:

  1. On-line via PayPal secure site.
  2. By telephone on 01634 823826 (please have your debit or credit card ready).
  3. In person at The Historic Dockyard Admissions Desk.
  • £1.50 per transaction will be added for administration for purchases on-line and by telephone (1 & 2 above).
  • Telephone and in-person purchases (2 & 3 above) are only available during normal Historic Dockyard Opening Times
  • Holders of 12 month tickets for The Historic Dockyard are not able to purchase tickets on-line as ID will be requested.  Please purchase in advance by telephone or in-person.  Alternatively purchase on the day of your visit and bring your 12 month ticket or receipt with you.  12 month ticket holders may purchase a two day ticket at 2 x their one day ticket price.
  • Group prices are available for groups of 15 or more.  Contact Group Sales on 01634 823815 or via email at:

Purchasing tickets for disabled visitors

Visitors registered as ’Disabled’ wishing to obtain tickets for themselves and Carers should contact our Front of House Ticket Team at or on 01634 823826

Application Forms

To be part of the event please click on the appropriate forms below.  These forms will need to be returned with your payments and a A5 SAE envelope.  To make a donation to this important fundraiser, please send in the Gift Aid Form with your donation.

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