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The Historic Dockyard Chatham has won many awards since it was given stewardship of the Historic Dockyard more than 30 years ago. Awards include:



  • Sandford Award for Heritage Education – 2013
  • Micheletti Award 2012 – Nominated Finalist
  • Beautiful South Awards 2011 – Best Large Visitor Attraction of the Year – Gold Winner
  • European Museum of the Year 2012 – Nominated Finalist
  • Visit England Awards for Excellence 2012 – Best Large Tourist Attraction – Highly Commended
  • Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) 2011 – Best Leisure and Tourism Award – Finalist
  • Royal institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards
    • South East Regional Award Winner
    • South East Conservation Award Winner
  • Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards – Shortlisted (Building Conservation & Community Benefit)
  • Third Sector Awards – Best Charity Partnership (CHDT, NMM and IWM) – Highly Commended
  • National Lottery Awards Best Education Project 2010 – Winner
  • The Historic Dockyard Chatham named as “most enterprising place in the South East” in the government’s “Enterprising Britain” competition 2009.
  • ‘Best Leisure and Tourism’ category of the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) 2009 – Winner
  • The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage awards, also known as Europa Nostra – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is recognised for its achievements during the re-development of The Historic Dockyard Chatham over the last 20 years.



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.