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 from Wednesday 18th March 2020.
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.
General admission tickets are valid for 1 year giving you access to our incredible site – allowing you to pay once and visit as many times as you like. Tickets also include 2 guided tours: The Victorian Ropery and HM Submarine Ocelot (booked on arrival).
Please note that this ticket does not include Call the Midwife Official Location Tours.
Please visit our COVID-19 update page for the latest information regarding our tours.
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. The walking tour is led by your very own costumed midwife. The tour culminates with our exclusive Call the Midwife exhibition containing set, props and costumes.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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