Whilst we have reached Stage 4 of the Government’s COVID recovery plan and many rules have been relaxed, the threat of the virus remains high and we have a duty of care to keep all users of our historic estate safe. There are several safety measures that we have chosen to keep in place to help mitigate risk and ensure everyone has a safe but enjoyable visit to the Historic Dockyard. Please take a few moments to read our ‘KNOW BEFORE YOU GO’ information below and our frequently asked questions.
For 2021 we have introduced a new booking system to help you pre-book your visit, with an arrival time, in advance. This helps us manage the number of visitors on site each day, keeps queues to a minimum and, most importantly, helps keep you and our staff safe. If you are purchasing tickets for the first time or renewing an annual membership you will benefit from a reduced ticket price if you book online.
Pay for a day and return again (and again!) for free. General admission tickets are valid for 12 months, giving you unlimited access to our incredible site with 3 historic ships, interactive museum galleries and 80 acres.
Taking part in the Pirate Stew Discovery Trail is FREE as part of an entry ticket to The Historic Dockyard.
Pirate Stew resources are limited and it is recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment.
We are no longer legally required to request the contact details of our visitors. The NHS Test and Trace QR code is displayed at our main visitor entrance and in our catering outlets. If you have the NHS COVID-19 app, please scan the QR code using your smartphone to check-in on arrival.
Pay for a day and return again (and again!) for free. General admission tickets are valid for 1 year, giving you unlimited access to our incredible site with 3 historic ships, interactive museum galleries and 80 acres.
All profits made through the sale of admission tickets go towards the preservation of the 80-acre Historic Dockyard site. So every time you visit you know you are helping to look after the most complete dockyard of the Age of Sail and to develop its award winning programmes the benefit of visitors now and in the future.
|Ticket Type||Online price||On the day 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
|Child||£13.00||£15.00||Aged 4 – 15 years|
|Child||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. Please note that when selecting your tickets – simply add the number of adults and children required. Your discount will be automatically applied.|
|Additional Child||£9.50||£11.50||Applicable when adding additional children to family ticket|
|Carer||N/A||Free||Disabled visitors enter at normal price (of age of ticket) and a carer free of charge. Carers will need to show a form of ID upon arrival. *This is for 1 carer only.
This is processed on walk up only
If you are a UK taxpayer paying for yourself and/or your family group to enter the site, you can choose to make a Gift Aid donation and the government allows us to reclaim the tax you’ve already paid at no cost to yourself – 25p for every £1 – it’s called a Gift Aid visit.
Please become a Gift Aid visitor by saying ‘YES’ when you are asked at the Admissions Desk.
By saying ‘YES’ when asked if you wish to make a Gift Aid donation when you visit, you will be making the following declaration:
“I would like the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust to treat my donation as a gift aid donation. I confirm that I have paid an amount of UK income tax or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax the charity reclaims on my donation during the tax year”.
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust – Registered Charity number 292101
This voucher gives the recipient entry to The Historic Dockyard Chatham for 12 months (from the date of the first visit). This voucher includes:
It does not include entry to our Salute to the ’40s event (September).
If you’re a fan of the hit series, a trip to see where Call the Midwife is filmed should be top of your bucket list.
A unique gift and day out, these tickets can also be bought as gift vouchers.
Choose date and time: Buy Tickets
Unsure when to visit, or would like to treat a loved one: Gift Vouchers
Are you looking for a unique gift or struggling to find that present for that person that seems to have everything?
Why not treat them to a Dockyard annual ticket, a Call the Midwife experience or a unique gift from the Master Ropemakers?
Take a look at what we offer and simply print the vouchers in the comfort of your own home.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a Private Property and a working historic dockyard with the possibility of moving plant and vehicles. All visitors must keep to the designated paths and roadways. Please be aware that cobbled areas, paved areas, timber, steel etc walkways within The Dockyard may not always be even and can be slippery when wet. This may make some areas unsuitable for people with access problems or the elderly. You are advised to wear sensible footwear and we reserve the right to refuse admission into The Historic Dockyard, any exhibit or area within, to anyone not wearing such. Also, do not touch or climb on any exhibit unless invited to do so. All children under the age of 16 must always be supervised by an Adult. The owner and occupier of The Historic Dockyard will not be held liable for any loss, damage or injury that is suffered to the person or property whilst you are within The Historic Dockyard (however such loss, damage or injury is caused). PARKING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Please enjoy a safe visit with us.
The Dockyard is open February – November with seasonal variations on our closing time. Please check our times before your visit.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is accessible by a wide variety of routes whether you are arriving by car, boat or public transport.
Galleries and attractions are generally accessible to all visitors but for full accessibility details please take time to read our information before your visit.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Curator, a Master Ropemaker or a Visit Maker? We regularly take you behind the scenes with our blog articles giving you a small insight into our people as well as sharing some of the fascinating stories from our historic site.