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Dockyard Dementia Café

The second Monday of every month

Dementia Cafe

Join us for tea, cake, singalongs and a friendly chat at our monthly Dementia Café.

Our Dementia Café is a comfortable, social gathering that allows people experiencing memory loss and a loved one or a carer to connect, socialise, and build new support networks. The Café is free to attend (you do not need a ticket for the Historic Dockyard) and all are welcome.

We’ll provide tea, coffee, cold drinks and cake and our friendly staff will lead groups singing sessions as well as the opportunity to learn more and handle objects from our collections. On occasions we’ll also have guest speakers talk about stories connected to the Historic Dockyard.

Where? In the Mess Deck restaurant.

When? 1pm to 3pm on the second Monday of every month. See a list of this year’s dates below.

Who? Anyone who is experiencing memory loss and a loved one or a carer. Everyone is welcome but we need to be mindful of our capacity. Our Dementia Café is predominately aimed at individuals and their carers. If you are from a Care Home and are interested in attending, please could you contact us in advance via

How much? Free. The Mess Deck restaurant is before the ticket barriers, so no Dockyard ticket is required.


The Dementia Café takes place on the second Monday of every month. 2024 dates are as follows:


If you would like to find out more about our Dementia Café before visiting, please contact Lisa via

How to find us

The Dockyard Dementia Cafe takes place towards the back of main visitor restaurant at The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Our staff will be on hand to guide you if you have not visited before and there will be ample signage in place.


The Dementia Café is supported by Medway Sunlight Rotary.

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