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Accessibility Events

Half Term Relaxed Opening – The Brave and the Waves

28 May 2024

Join us for a relaxed opening afternoon at The Historic Dockyard Chatham this Half Term 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. During your visit you will have the opportunity to take part in our fun and immersive family-friendly theatrical experience The Brave and The Waves 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.



25 May to 2 June 2024

Embark on a voyage across time, from 1779 to the present day, guided by three young adventurers: Frank, Billy, and Lola. Witness tales of bravery and compassion as we transport you from the shores to the ever-changing sea.

This interactive, multi-sensory production will enchant and engage you throughout. Get ready to meet heroes and heroines who commanded the waves with heartwarming tales that will stay with you long after the show ends.

The Brave and The Waves


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 uutil 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.