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Easter Holidays – Relaxed Opening

09 Apr 2024

Join us for a relaxed opening afternoon at the Historic Dockyard this Easter holidays. This session has been designed for visitors with autism, learning disabilities or sensory and communication needs, along with their siblings, families and carers.

You will have access to the whole museum between 3pm and 5pm and have the opportunity to take part in our Stormy Stan’s Chatham Challenge event and discover our new exhibition – RNLI 200: The Exhibition.

Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, we are able to offer these sessions on a complimentary basis. A ticket to The Historic Dockyard Chatham is not required. Spaces are limited and very popular, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Stormy Stan’s Chatham Challenge

29 March to 6 May 2024

Embark on an exciting rescue mission with RNLI’s Stormy Stan and the Storm Force Crew this spring. Scatty the Seagull was enticed into a game of hide and seek with Petey and Polly and now there are lifebuoys scattered throughout The Historic Dockyard.

Are you ready to answer the call and lend Stormy Stan a helping hand?

Brace yourself for an exciting quest, complete the safety checks and navigate the twists and turns before rounding up the wayward lifebuoys and restoring order to the Dockyard.


Experience the exhilarating story of the RNLI as the lifesaving charity celebrates its 200th anniversary in our brand-new exhibition for 2024.

In partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this must-visit exhibition allows you to discover the heroic tales of the men and women who have risked their lives to save others, in times of calm and amidst the most treacherous storms.

Only available for a limited time from 23 March to 1 September 2024, this extraordinary showcase is included in your entry ticket to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, making it a truly unmissable experience for visitors of all ages.  

RNLI 200 The Exhibition