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... 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 as you peer through the periscope of HMS Ocelota Cold War Submarinetake charge on the bridge of HMS Cavalier, a Second World War Destroyer; and ring the ship’s bell on the deck of HMS Gannet, our Victorian Sloop.  Watch our Master Ropemakers at work using centuries old techniques on in our Victorian Ropery.

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


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... dig deeper into life at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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 and what’s involved in the day to day running of our historic site, as well as some interesting inspiration for alternative visits.



COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the situation around the global pandemic of COVID-19.

It is with sadness that following UK Government guidelines we have closed our visitor attraction to the public until further notice.

This closure also extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours.

Whilst outside of our control, we apologise for any inconvenience caused during this difficult time and would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.

We are taking forward orders and enquiries for business ‘post lockdown’ – Master Ropemakers Ltd, film & TV productions, Call the Midwife tours, group travel, weddings, corporate hospitality and conferences.

Last updated: 28 May 2020

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