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No.1 Smithery
Temporary Exhibitions

Temporary Exhibition Programme

Included with your annual ticket to The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Included as part of your annual ticket to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, you will have access to our exciting and ever-changing temporary exhibitions held within No.1 Smithery.  There is always something for the whole family as part of the exhibition programme and please check back regularly to see what is coming up.

TATTOO: British Tattoo Art Revealed

21 Mar 2020 - 14 Jun 2020

Our exciting new temporary exhibition for Spring 2020 offers a ground-breaking insight into the history of British tattooing. Featuring over 400 original artworks, photographs and historic artefacts, it tells a story that challenges the most deeply-held myths and pre-conceptions about tattooing.

Book your entry tickets to The Dockyard now to visit our exciting temporary exhibition programme

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the evolving situation around the global pandemic of COVID-19.

It is with sadness that following UK Government guidelines we have closed our visitor attraction to the public until further notice.

This closure extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours and The Festival of Steam and Transport (12 – 13 April).

Whilst outside of our control, we apologise for any inconvenience caused during this difficult time and would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.