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Plan Your Visit

The Historic Dockyard is an 80 acre site with over 100 historic buildings and structures and three historic warships where every effort has been made to ensure maximum accessibility for all our visitors.

Galleries and attractions are generally accessible to all visitors but for full accessibility details please see our Access Guide – available as a PDF download here.

Changing Places

Changing Places

We are Changing Places registered.

Our Changing Places accessible toilet is located inside the Fitted Rigging House, adjacent to the Steam, Steel and Submarines gallery.

It includes:

  • Bench – Height Adjustable, Wall Mounted
  • Hoist – Ceiling , Loop
  • Peninsular Toilet
  • Washbasin Height Adjustable
  • Non Slip Floor
  • Floor Space (sq. m) – 12
  • Emergency Alarm
  • Privacy Screen
  • Paper Roll
  • Managed
  • Locked
  • Accessible Shower
  • Colostomy Shelf
  • Disabled Parking

Please note the facility will be locked on arrival. To access the Changing Places space please contact the Visitor Assistant in the Steam, Steel & Submarines gallery. If the gallery is closed, please contact security by dialling 1286 using the phone on the desk in the lobby of the Fitted Rigging House. Security will give you the code to the key safe and answer any questions.


The Historic Ships have been preserved in their original form and both HMS Cavalier and the submarine Ocelot have restricted access for visitors with mobility difficulties. Alternative virtual tours are available below:

Cavalier HMS

Ocelot HMS

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.