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The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is an independent charity (Registered Charity No. 292101). We rely on the support of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations to enable us to deliver our award-wining programmes and services.

Without the help of our supporters, we would not have achieved as much as we have over the past 30+ years and we thank all of those that have supported us over that time. Moving into the future, we are proud that we generate significant income from our operations and trading functions but we do require funding to enable us to manage our huge maintenance burden and maintain excellence in all the museum and learning services we provide. There is a number of ways in which you can support the dockyard.

Current Supporters

Since 1984, a number of generous organisations have provided valuable financial support to Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust.


There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available to companies that will help promote your business whilst also supporting activities at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.


If you would like to make a donation to support the work of The Historic Dockyard Chatham, we would love to hear from you.


Once you have remembered your loved ones in your will, would you consider leaving a gift to The Historic Dockyard Chatham to enable us to ensure this amazing heritage environment is here for future generations – a really meaningful legacy.


The Historic Dockyard Chatham currently has over 300 volunteers doing a wide variety of roles, from working in the archives to operating our steam railway.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the 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 also extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours.

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.

We are taking forward orders and enquiries for business ‘post lockdown’ – Master Ropemakers Ltd, film & TV productions, Call the Midwife tours, group travel, weddings, corporate hospitality and conferences.

Last updated: 28 May 2020