The Historic Dockyard Chatham is an 80 acre heritage estate and from time to time we need to undertake routine maintenance and repairs to our buildings, historic ships and galleries. This is a necessary part of maintaining and making improvements to an internationally important heritage site and where possible, we aim to undertake maintenance work at times that minimise the impact on our visitor experience.
However, sometimes some small disruption can be inevitable and we would like to draw you attention to the following:
It is with sadness that following UK Government guidelines, we have closed our visitor attraction to the public from Wednesday 18th March 2020.
The wider Historic Dockyard site remains open for our commercial tenants and residents.
Please note that 3 Slip Mezzanine floor is currently closed to the public due to maintenance work.
Please note that HMS Gannet will open to the public at 11am on Sunday 19th April (Instead of the usual time of 10am)
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As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the 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 also extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours.
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.
We are taking forward orders and enquiries for business ‘post lockdown’ – Master Ropemakers Ltd, film & TV productions, Call the Midwife tours, group travel, weddings, corporate hospitality and conferences.
Last updated: 28 May 2020