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Food & Drink

Enjoy a variety of delicious meals at our fantastic food outlets. Enjoy great British favourites at The Mess Deck or hearty ‘doorstep’ sandwiches and hot Kent pies at the Wagon Stop.


The Historic Dockyard offers amble parking for visitors including an undercover facility in one of Europe’s oldest widespan metal structures and the South Mast Pond car park. Please be aware that from late Spring 2020 we will be introducing a small charge for the use of our car parks for returning visitors (not first time visitors).

Toilets & Baby Changing

Throughout the grounds we have fully accessible toilets, from the main entrance right across to the Victorian Ropery. We have a Changing Places facility in the Fitted Rigging House. Baby changing facilities are also placed across site.


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Hugely popular with our visitors. A hearty ‘workshop’ menu - ‘doorstep’ sandwiches, hot Kentish pies, cakes and delicious Kentish ice cream. Eat alongside our Locomotives and childrens’ soft play.



If you think you know what our restaurant is like, think again! The Mess Deck serves the great British favourites, including our legendary fish and chips, all to be enjoyed sitting in an extraordinary building and outside terracearea.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

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 until further notice.

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.