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Summer at The Dockyard

5 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018

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

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The Pirates are back and are taking over the Gannet – join them on an adventure and see where you may end up.

Doc.Yard Summer show!

Doc & Bunsen are back conducting experiments and once again and they need your help – are you brave enough to face the big BANG!!

Brick History: Walk through history in LEGO® Bricks

Showcasing at No.1 Smithery – Journey through pivotal moments in world history, modelled in LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team of artists. Forget dry lists of kings or endless battles – this is history brought to life featuring key figures from Mozart to Martin Luther King, scientific discoveries from the Big Bang to DNA, and recent history from mobile phones to the moon landings. Get hand’s on and create your own stories!

Explore the site!

With 80 acres to cover… 3 historic warships, 2 guided tours,temporary exhibition – Brick History: Walk through history in LEGO® Bricks, interactive exhibitions, and play areas! There’s plenty to discover on your family day out!

Make sure you pre-book your tours of the ropery and the submarine at Plan you Visit – the area just before you walk onto site.

Guided Tours

All included in your entry ticket!

We have 2 tours available for visitors to discover. Both of these are included in your entry ticket. To book onto a tour, please make your way down the ramp to the Plan Your Visit area. A member of our team will then book you onto the tour for the day. We have a variety of times throughout the day, but please book as soon as you arrive to avoid any disappointment!

The Ropery


Victorian Ropery Tour 

Take the Victorian Ropery Tour and ‘learn the ropes’ with a foreman from 1875. Discover why the enormous double Ropewalk is nearly ¼ mile long


Live Demonstrations 12.30pm

Rope has been made here for 400 years and we still make it today – for lots of customers! This means you can witness the mysterious craft of ropemaking for yourself during our live demonstrations by the Master Ropemakers!


Rope Walk Talk 

Our Master Ropemakers have a much needed break at the weekend but that doesn’t mean you still can’t see what goes on. Get the behind the scenes feel and discover the machinery used.

HMS Ocelot



This tour is for those that want to have a feel of what life was like on-board! Swing through the hatches and discover the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham!


This is for those that want a little more detail on how all 69 men lived on-board for up to 10 hours at a time underwater! HMS Ocelot was made for the perfect surveillance vessel and were selected to undertake missions in the deep waters of the world’s oceans – some of which remain top secret!

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