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A visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a guaranteed adventure.
Let your hearts set sail through the tides of history. A fantastic day out in Kent awaits.
Return to the ‘Age of Sail’ when the Dockyard built mighty ships that mastered the world’s oceans. Test your sea legs as you peer through the periscope of HMS Ocelot, a Cold War Submarine; take charge on the bridge of a HMS Cavalier, a WWII Destroyer; and ring the ship’s bell on the deck of HMS Gannet, our Victorian Sloop. Watch our Master Ropemakers at work on in our Victorian Ropery.
Visit the award-winning Command of the Oceans interactive gallery and uncover the secrets of the 18th-century ship beneath the floor. Discover how steam and steel evolved from wooden hulls and iron frames in the Steam, Steam & Submarine’s gallery. Imagine the crash of the waves as you explore the UK’s largest collection of RNLI Historic Lifeboats and delve into the treasure house that is No. 1 Smithery – home to incredible collections from Royal Museums Greenwich and Imperial War Museums.