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Learning Past event

Home Educator Day

19 Apr 2024

Separately Ticketed
Air Raid and Second World War digital leaning at the Historic Dockyard Chatham

Here at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Home Educators are welcome to book in for the day at any point during term times, by contacting our learning team but we also offer a number of home educator days throughout the year.

We are pleased to announce our next home educator day will take place on Friday 19 April, which will be focused on the Second World War.  There will be sessions in both our air raid shelter and on-board HMS CAVALIER.  These will give your children a chance to understand the experiences of sailors on a Second World War destroyer and  get a feel for what it would have been like to be subject to an air raid.

You can also take the opportunity to explore our Steel Steam and Submarine gallery. The gallery focuses on the social history of the dockyard over the 19th and 20th centuries, including the vital activities of Chatham and its workers during both World Wars.

On arrival, you will have the opportunity to book a tour of our submarine HMS OCELOT, and a tour of our ropery.

All tours and sessions will be led by our experienced learning facilitators.

Key Details

Friday 19 April 2024

Pre-booked Sessions: 10.30am – 4 pm (last session is 3pm – 4pm)

The Dockyard is open 10am – 5pm


Children and adults: £9.50 per person.

Aged 3 and under are free of charge


Our Take Cover Air Raid Experience and HMS CAVALIER sessions will run at: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

We will try to accommodate your preferred timings, but this may not be possible.  Please specify your preferred time for each session.

Also, please be aware that the tour of HMS CAVALIER, involves ladders to different parts of the ship and there is subdued lighting in the air raid shelter. If either of these will prevent you or your children from participating in the session please let us know.


If you have any questions about our Home Educator Day or have any additional needs that we need to be aware of, please contact us at