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Group travel organisers & travel trade

When planning your visit, you will discover that there is something for all interests here at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Benefits for pre-booked groups

We are able to tailor your visit to include some of our fantastic guided tours or exclusive group catering packages. Our dedicated group sales department will be happy to help plan your day to ensure your group has the best experience.

A complimentary ticket is available for you as the organiser to use in advance of your visit to familiarise yourself with the Dockyard.

Up to 25% discount on full admission prices for groups of 15 paying visitors or more.

Free entry to coach driver and accompanying organiser / courier (where applicable).

Bespoke itineraries and exclusive themed tours only available for groups.

Exclusive group meal and picnic options.

Free meal voucher for the coach driver.

Coach drop off point close to the entrance.

Free designated coach parking (arrangements may vary on event days).

Discount on pre-ordered souvenir guide books.

Guided Tours

We offer a variety of tours – see below for all the details and choose the best tour for you. Or call our dedicated team and would be happy to discuss options with you.

Royal Dockyard Tour

Discover 400 years of maritime history through architecture, ships and people. Our guide can either on join you onboard your coach or take you on a walking tour through the Dockyard.

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Women of the Dockyard

Dive into the untold stories of the women of the Dockyard, looking at the different roles women had over the past 400 years.

The Ropery

Be transported back in time during a Ropery Experience. Learn about the ancient art of ropemaking, its vital role in supporting Chatham’s shipbuilding and discover why our enormous double ropewalk is ¼ mile long.

You’ll also have the opportunity to get hand-on with our ropemaking machine, before exploring the breath-taking ropery buildings.

HM Submarine Ocelot

Get a taster for what life was like onboard a real submarine. Swing through the hatches and explore the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham.

Groups and Travel Trade

Group Catering

We have a range of group catering options, which can be tailored for your needs.

Groups and Travel Trade

Annual events & temporary exhibitions

There is always something new to see at the Historic Dockyard with our changing exhibition programme, as well as those popular annual events that keep you coming back year on year.






Group Organiser and Coach Driver


“We had an absolutely brilliant time on both days and would like to praise the staff of your team for their excellent customer skills, being warm, welcoming and very knowledgeable.”

Boundless by CSMA

“I wanted to let you know that the fifteen members of Tonbridge Lions Club had an absolutely lovely day at the Dockyard today. Everyone of the staff members we encountered today were most pleasant and helpful and ensured that a fulfilling time was had by all of us who attended.”

1st VP, Tonbridge Lions Club, 2023

A big thank you to you and all your team at Chatham Dockyard for a wonderful group visit on Friday 9th June. Our French visitors loved the variety of things to see and do at the site and our UK visitors, some of whom had visited previously some time ago, were equally impressed. Thank you to Martha and Katharine on the coach and at the Ropery demonstration, the submarine guides, catering staff and reception staff as well as many others who made it such an enjoyable day. We were lucky with the weather of course and I think there is probably enough left to see for another visit in the future!

Thank you and the Chatham team for an excellent visit yesterday. We obviously had a very special host in Sir Trevor at the Ocelot whom I have thanked personally but I wanted you to pass on our thanks to the reception, catering and exhibition staff. All worked hard to ensure we had a great experience which we certainly did!

Get in touch

For more details regarding group visits please contact our group sales department on:


01634 823812

Or complete the enquiry form below. Please provide as much detail as you can about your visit and we will come back to you shortly.