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Chatham Historic Dockyard offers a warm welcome to all of our International Visitors.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is the world’s most complete and the best preserved dockyard of the Age of Sail. It is the maritime heritage destination of choice.

Packed with enormous, historic buildings to ignite the imagination, the site has ships to explore and galleries full of fascinating artefacts and stories to discover…



International School Group Visits

The education programmes and activities engage visitors in learning about the significance and role of the former Royal Dockyard at Chatham and its people, in supporting the Royal Navy from sail to steam and nuclear power over a 400 year period.



Costumed tours bring the past to life and continue to enthral our visitors and open their eyes to working conditions throughout the site during the age of sail and beyond. Tours include - The Ropery, Submarine HM Ocelot, HMS Cavalier and more!


COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Notice to Visitors

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust welcomes the news that museums and visitor attractions are able to reopen to visitors from 4 July.

We are actively planning to welcome visitors back to the Dockyard as soon as we are safely able to do so but this will be some time after 4 July.

We will make a further announcement to confirm the exact date as soon as we can.

In the meantime, much of Dockyard life has never stopped. Master Ropemakers has started operating again and we are taking forward bookings for filming, group travel and hospitality, including weddings. Call the Midwife Official Location Tours will resume shortly.

We would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.

Last updated: 25 June 2020