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Self-Guided visits

Research The Dockyard and guide your own groups around our 40 acre site. A walkthrough of submarine HMS Ocelot will be pre-arranged on booking if requested. The Ropery can be pre-booked as a taught activity but cannot be guaranteed as a public or group tour on the day.

Guided visits

Take advantage of the services of one of our Learning team guides for the day as you explore The Dockyard. A walkthrough of submarine HMS Gannet will be pre-arranged on booking if requested. The Ropery can be pre-booked as a taught activity but cannot be guaranteed as a full tour on the day.

Bespoke days

Select one, two or three of our taught activities at £60 each for a class of up to 35 Select from our Special Packages, self-guide your free time or add a guide and build your perfect day.

Our Bespoke learning Service

... tell us about your requirements

Let us design your perfect itinerary, combining a programme of experiences and activities to meet your learning objectives and students’ needs.

Sample itinerary for a group of 30 students:

  • 10:00     Arrival and briefing
  • 10:15     Walkthrough tour of submarine HMS Ocelot
  • 10:45     Comfort break
  • 11:00     Air Powered Rocket Activity
  • 12:00     Tour of Destroyer HMS Cavalier
  • 13:00     Lunch (indoor area available)
  • 13:30     Rope making activity and Ropery Tour
  • 14:30     Depart

We can provide as much or as little facilitation as you require for your visit.

Benefits to Learning Groups:

  • Bag & lunch storage and dedicated indoor lunch space
  • Friendly staff available to talk to by phone
  • Only pay for the students you bring on the day
  • Free adult places (1:6 for reception to year 2, 1:10 for year 3 and above)*
  • Free teacher pre-visits
  • Hazard awareness information provided to assist with your risk assessment.
  • No hidden costs: free parking for coaches and mini buses, indoor and outdoor play and lunch areas.

*Flexible free staffing ratios for Special needs groups and groups with students requiring individual care.

We are pleased to offer free visits to teachers interested in making a booking for a school visit. Please contact us for your free tickets.

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Learning Lunch Room

Checkout our newly decorated learning lunch room.

This room can be used for lunches, study and play.


Type of Guide Price per pupil
Facilitated visit with submarine walk through £7.00
Facilitated visit with submarine walk through and Ropery tour £8.00
Special Offer – Guided day with submarine walk through and Ropery tour £8.00
Taught activity sessions £60.00 per class of 30 (1 hour)
One adult free for every 10 pupils (every 6 pupils in Year R -3) Free

(Additional staff pay the pupil entrance price)

Contact us today

If you would like to find out more information on bringing your class to The Historic Dockyard Chatham,  then please contact our learning team by filling out your details below.

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