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Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Patron of The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is delighted to announce that HRH The Prince of Wales has taken the decision to continue his Patronage of the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust for a further term.

 “We are delighted that our award-winning charity has been recognised in this way and Royal Patronage underpins our reputation as an imaginative and responsible operator of this internationally significant site.  It is particularly encouraging to every single member of our team, both staff and volunteer, whose loyalty and commitment to excellence has enabled us to achieve all we have with His Royal Highnesses’ support. We are thrilled to continue this relationship and look forward to sharing our continued success with His Royal Highness over the next five years during which time we hope to welcome him back to see progress for himself.”

Admiral Sir Trevor Soar OBE, DL, KCB, Chairman of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Vice Patrons

Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL
The Rt. Hon Sir Timothy Sainsbury Kt PC
Admiral Sir Ian Garnett KCB

Our Community

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is more than a museum and visitor attraction, it is also a great place to live and work.

There is a thriving business community with over 120 small businesses based here including design companies, management companies, solicitors, accountants, ship builders, sign writers and traditional craft businesses. Over 400 people also live within The Historic Dockyard’s walls – in properties that range from historic residences, large and small, to modern new homes.

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