Youth and education groups can take part in a unique overnight stay experience on board the Royal Navy’s last operational Second World War Destroyer, HMS Cavalier.
Sleeping in real ships bunks, young explorers will get first hand experience of what life was like on board. Included within the experience is an evening programme of fun naval-themed activities, led by our friendly team, providing a fascinating insight into the challenges of life at sea.
Overnight stay price per person: £30.00 also including an evening tour of HMS Cavalier and breakfast in The Mess Deck.
For more information regarding our overnight stays please download our information pack below
Firstly I need to say a huge thank you to you and all the people at Chatham Historic Dockyard who worked so hard to give us a happy and memorable experience. I cannot remember all the names but please thank Tracie for looking after us so well in the evening, Lieutenant Commander Mark for a memorable and hugely enjoyable tour of the Cavalier (watching my Cubs trying to salute like the Royal Navy will amuse me for a long time to come), the two gentlemen who gave us our Ocelot tours and shared their awesome knowledge with us, the lovely lady who watched over us overnight (whose name I knew and now can't remember), the very much in character lady who showed us the ropery and who had the Cubs following her like puppies, the helpful and patient shop assistants who assisted us and a special thank you to the restaurant staff who not only produced lovely food (one Cub was overheard giving his dinner 10 out of 10) but coped with an unexpected couple of changes with a cheerful smile and the best possible results. I hope I haven't missed anyone off the list.
Enhance your stay
Built in 1944, HMS Cavalier served in the Arctic, Western Approaches and British Pacific Fleet before finally paying off at Chatham in 1972.
If you require any further information or have any other questions regarding group visits, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated groups department via any of the below.
Telephone: 01634 823815
As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the 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 also extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours.
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.
We are taking forward orders and enquiries for business ‘post lockdown’ – Master Ropemakers Ltd, film & TV productions, Call the Midwife tours, group travel, weddings, corporate hospitality and conferences.
Last updated: 28 May 2020