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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

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