We have 2 tours available for visitors to discover. Both of these are included in your annual ticket. To book onto a tour, please make your way down the ramp to the Plan Your Visit area. A member of our team will then book you onto the tour for the day. We have a variety of times throughout the day, but please book as soon as you arrive to avoid any disappointment!
Victorian Ropery Tour
Take the Victorian Ropery Tour and ‘learn the ropes’ with a foreman from 1875. Discover why the enormous double Ropewalk is nearly ¼ mile long
Rope has been made here for 400 years and we still make it today – for lots of customers! This means you can witness the mysterious craft of ropemaking for yourself during our live demonstrations by the Master Ropemakers! Monday – Friday only at 12:15pm from the Victorian Ropery building.
Rope Walk Talk
Our Master Ropemakers have a much needed break at the weekend but that doesn’t mean you still can’t see what goes on. Get the behind the scenes feel and discover the machinery used.
All tours and demonstrations start from the Victorian Ropery.
This tour is for those that want to have a feel of what life was like on-board! Swing through the hatches and discover the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham!
This is for those that want a little more detail on how all 69 men lived on-board for up to 10 hours at a time underwater! HMS Ocelot was made for the perfect surveillance vessel and were selected to undertake missions in the deep waters of the world’s oceans – some of which remain top secret!
On Sunday 21st April & Monday 22nd April The Festival of Steam & Transport event is taking place. Please note that this is a separately ticketed event – online tickets are available here
We are open as usual on Good Friday (19th April ) and Saturday 20th April. Our opening times are 10am – 6pm. Join us for our Easter Eggtravaganza activities!