On this page you will find everything you need to know before your visit.
Firstly, when buying your tickets online, simply show your reference number upon arrival and our team will print your tickets for you. To book onto the ropery and submarine tours, you do this upon arrival, at the Plan Your Visit section – our team will give you a variety of times to book a time slot, please bring your timed ticket with you.
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We have 3 tours available for visitors to discover. All of these are included in your annual ticket. To book onto a tour, please make your way down the ramp to the Plan Your Visit area. A member of our team will then book you onto the tour for the day. We have a variety of times throughout the day, but please book as soon as you arrive to avoid any disappointment!
Victorian Ropery Tour
Take the Victorian Ropery Tour and ‘learn the ropes’ with a foreman from 1875. Discover why the enormous double Ropewalk is nearly ¼ mile long
Rope has been made here for 400 years and we still make it today – for lots of customers! This means you can witness the mysterious craft of ropemaking for yourself during our live demonstrations by the Master Ropemakers! Monday – Friday only at 12:15pm from the Victorian Ropery building.
Rope Walk Talk
Our Master Ropemakers have a much needed break at the weekend but that doesn’t mean you still can’t see what goes on. Get the behind the scenes feel and discover the machinery used.
All tours and demonstrations start from the Victorian Ropery.
This tour is for those that want to have a feel of what life was like on-board! Swing through the hatches and discover the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham!
This is for those that want a little more detail on how all 69 men lived on-board for up to 10 hours at a time underwater! HMS Ocelot was made for the perfect surveillance vessel and were selected to undertake missions in the deep waters of the world’s oceans – some of which remain top secret!
Our very own walking cinema, telling the story of a true dockyard worker. This audio visual tour takes you through the old Mould Loft – the very building where the designs of HMS Victory were made!
Join the now retired Master Shipwright, John North, as he relives his role as the Valiant’s Carpenter and encourages his Grandson to follow in his footsteps. What will the young man do? Become a Shipwright like his Grandfather – or follow his instincts and join the Royal Navy to be like Nelson?
*Please note, Ticket holders get discounts on our next big event of the year: Salute to the ’40s.
|Ticket Type||Online Ticket Price||On-the-day Ticket Price||Additional Info|
|Concession||£19.50||£22.50||Senior Citizen (Age 65+)Ex-Forces, HM Forces, Kent Services and Forces with ID & Students – walk up only with ID|
|Children||£13.00||£15.00||Aged 4 – 15 years|
|Children||FREE||FREE||Aged 3 and under – walk up only|
|Family||£58.00||£66.00||2 Adults and 2 Children or
1 Adult and 3 Children
|Additional Family Child||£9.50||£11.50||Applicable when adding additional children to family ticket|