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Food & Drink

Enjoy great British favourites at The Mess Deck restaurant or hearty ‘doorstep’ sandwiches and hot Kent pies at the Wagon Stop canteen.

Parking

We offer amble parking for all visitors with space for up to 1,000 vehicles. There are dedicated bays for Blue Badge Holders.

Toilets & Baby Change

Throughout the grounds we have fully accessible toilets with baby change facilities. See map below for locations.

Navigate the Dockyard

... with our interactive map

Command
of the
oceans

Be immersed in the intriguing secrets behind building the mighty ships that conquered the world’s oceans. Learn how Chatham Dockyard and its people helped lead Britain to worldwide influence and dig into the fascinating archaeological discoveries from the HMS Namur and HMS Invincible.

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RNLI HISTORIC
LIFEBOATS
COLLECTION

Saving lives off the coasts of the British Isles for generations, explore how lifeboats have changed over time with the RNLI's largest collection of historic lifeboats in the UK.

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THE
MESS DECK

Located in our free to enter space – pop in for a coffee and cake, or treat yourself to our famous Fish & Chips. With plenty of seating and a generous menu – you will not leave hungry!

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3 SLIP
THE BIG SPACE

Marvel at an architectural delight on the mezzanine floor then explore BIG items from The Historic Dockyard and Royal Engineers Museum on the ground floor.

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THREE
HISTORIC
WARSHIPS

Discover what life was really like onboard a Victorian sloop, a WWII Destroyer and a Cold War Submarine. Sense the vision and grit that created these magnificent vessels and feel the courage and endurance of the sailors who sailed them.

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NO.1
SMITHERY

World-class collections from Royal Museums Greenwich and the Imperial War Museums. Unlock fascinating stories surrounding fantastic ship models, paintings and incredible objects.

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COMMISSIONER'S
HOUSE

Completed in 1704 for the Commissioner & his family. This is now a grand venue for: weddings, civil partnerships, renewing vows, birthday parties, anniversaries, social & corporate dinners, training days & business meetings.

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THE
VICTORIAN ROPERY

Experience life as a Victorian Rope maker with a personal guide in character. There are opportunities to make your own rope before seeing the dramatic ¼-mile ropewalk!

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STEAM, STEEL
& SUBMARINES

Experience The Dockyard story through the Industrial Revolution and two World Wars and be inspired by the innovation and bravery of those who worked here and discover their contribution to the Royal Navy.

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Wagon Stop
Canteen

Enjoy a hearty pies, doorstop sandwiche or delicious sausage roll. A soft play area allows children to let off steam whilst adults can sit back with a coffee!

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

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

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