Your voyage of discovery starts here
... a visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a guaranteed adventure.
Return to the ‘Age of Sail’ when the Dockyard built mighty ships that mastered the world’s oceans. Test your sea legs on HMS Ocelot, a Cold War Submarine during her 60th birthday year; explore HMS Cavalier, a Second World War Destroyer and walk the deck of HMS Gannet, our Victorian Sloop. Watch our Master Ropemakers at work using centuries old techniques on our iconic Ropewalk and explore our brand new Ropery gallery.
Let your hearts set sail through the tides of history. A fantastic day out in Kent awaits.
On Saturday 9 July we are hosting the Girl Guides Big Day Out and welcoming over 1,000 girl guides to the Historic Dockyard. There will be no availability on HM Submarine Ocelot or the Ropery for public tours on this date. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. View all site notices.
That is why you have a perfect opportunity to read only the most interesting facts from the history and of course try free demo slots. We have a number of guided tours and talks for everyone, all included in the price of admission. All excursions are booked upon arrival. To book your tour, once you have checked your ticket, go down the ramp to the Plan Your Visit area. A member of our team will make reservations for your chosen excursion. We have several time options throughout the day, but to avoid disappointment, please make your reservations as soon as you arrive.