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Ticket information & prices


Our admission tickets offer great value for money and at no extra cost are also valid for one year, giving you unlimited access to our incredible site with three historic ships, interactive museum galleries and packed seasonal events programme.

All profits made through the sale of tickets go towards the preservation of the 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 for the benefit of visitors now and in the future.

Access for one year

General admission



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Access for one year

Child Ticket

  • Aged 4 – 15 years.
  • Children aged 3 and under are free.



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Access for one year

Family Ticket

2 adults and up to 4 children or 1 adult and up to 5 children. 



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Access for one year


Applicable when adding additional children to family ticket.



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Access for one year


Disabled visitors enter at normal price and one carer (with ID) can enter free of charge.



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Gift Voucher

Need a gift idea?

Gift vouchers give the recipient entry to The Historic Dockyard Chatham for 12 months (from the date of the first visit). 

Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers give the recipient entry to The Historic Dockyard Chatham for one year (from the date of purchase).  The voucher includes:

  • Access to galleries and exhibitions – including temporary exhibitions
  • Access to our three warships: HMS GANNET, HMS CAVALIER, HM Submarine OCELOT
  • Guided tours – The Ropery &  HM Submarine OCELOT
  • Entry to our exciting programme of events through out the year

Acceptable documentation for carer tickets

  • Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 or DLA / Personal Independent Payments (PIP) for those aged 16 – 64, either in the form of a letter stating that the benefit has been awarded or the actual Allowance Book.
  • Attendance Allowance or Carer Allowance letter of award
  • Incapacity Benefit books or a letter notifying the recipient that the benefit has been awarded Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • A valid Blue Badge
  • In the case of visual impairment, a registration card known as the BD8 or a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • A local authority registration document
  • Credibility’s Access Card with +1 symbol

Discounts & Promotions

We work with a range of third parties to offer discounts and promotions to specified groups.

*Please note these are valid on walk up only and not online. They can also not be used in conjunction with any other offer and are not valid on event days. 

Reduced price tickets

Medway Residents

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been an important part of the lives of Medway residents for over 400 years. In the lead up to the 40th anniversary of the closure of the working dockyard, we want as many local people as possible to be able to enjoy a day out with us, to experience climbing aboard our historic warships, seeing the last remaining operational ropewalk, getting hands on in our galleries and connecting with the stories of the past.

To help people who might find cost a barrier to visiting The Historic Dockyard Chatham, our Universal Credit and Pension Credit tickets provide entry at a reduced price.

A limited number of tickets are available for Medway residents each day for £2 per person (children aged 3 and under are free).

What’s On

Separately ticketed events and experiences

Find out about our separately ticketed events throughout the year. Check back regularly for updates and announcements about our exciting lineup of ticketed events.

Give a little – help a lot

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

Please note

  • Your photo will be taken upon arrival to link to your ticket. We do this to ensure that tickets are assigned to the correct people when revisiting.  Photos are only stored for the duration of your annual ticket and are deleted in accordance with our Data Protection Policy.
  • These tickets are not valid for the Medway Gaming FestivalSalute to the ’40s, Mission Christmas or Call the Midwife Official Location Tours.
  • We accept a number of vouchers and discount codes, please check the full list before visiting: discounts & vouchers that we accept
  • We make every effort to keep all areas of the Historic Dockyard open at all times. On a small number of days certain areas need to be closed to visitors or access limited. Please check our “Site Notices & Closures” page prior to your visit to avoid disappointment on the day.

The small print

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:

  • General admission tickets are valid for 1 year – pay once and visit as many times as you wish for free.
  • All tickets purchased online will be emailed with a reference number. Please bring this with you (either printed or on a smartphone) when you visit.
  • As part of the process to buy tickets, we will ask you for you name and address. This is to allow Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust to claim Gift Aid on your ticket (if applicable). Your information is only used for this purpose and will not be passed onto any third parties.
  • Please note, that your photo will be taken upon arrival to link to your ticket. We do this to ensure that tickets are assigned to the correct people when revisting.  Photos are only stored for the duration of your annual ticket and are then deleted in accordance with our Data Protection Policy.

Shop the dockyard

ShipShape Shopping

Are you looking for a unique gift or struggling to find that present for that person that seems to have everything? There’s never been a better time to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses. Shopping at The Historic Dockyard Chatham offers something a little bit different.