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... a visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a guaranteed adventure.

Sadly we are currently closed to visitors. The latest Government restrictions do not allow The Historic Dockyard Chatham to reopen to visitors before 17 May 2021. Please check back for further updates and follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter  for the latest news. 

Return to the ‘Age of Sail’ when the Dockyard built mighty ships that mastered the world’s oceans. Test your sea legs as you marvel at HMS Ocelota Cold War Submarineexplore HMS Cavalier, a Second World War Destroyer; walk the deck of HMS Gannet, our Victorian Sloop.  Watch our Master Ropemakers at work using centuries old techniques on in our Victorian Ropery.

For your safety, and in line with the latest COVID-19 government guidelines, things are a little bit different to normal and there are a few changes to how you’ll explore our 80-acre site. Please read our KNOW BEFORE YOU GO page for the latest information.

Let your hearts set sail through the tides of history. A fantastic day out in Kent awaits.

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Curator, a Master Ropemaker or a Visit Maker? We regularly take you behind the scenes with our blog articles giving you a small insight into our people as well as sharing some of the fascinating stories from our historic site.

So glad to be back at The Dockyard today! Brilliant measures in place to help keep everyone safe. Staff as lovely as ever and we loved their anchor face masks!

July 2020

So much to see; it really impressed us. Lots of interactions for kids and adults alike. Well laid out with plenty of amenities...friendly and helpful staff who were happy to chat about the exhibits. Definitely worth a visit.

August 2020

We visited to do the Call the Midwife tour. Despite having to make adaptations due to social distancing etc the tour was well run. It was interesting and the "midwife" had amazing knowledge of series and episode numbers. Very nostalgic and if you are a fan of the show then it's worth a visit.

September 2020
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