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Visiting The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Opening Times and Directions


8 February – 29 March 2020 10am – 4pm
30 March – 25 October 2020 10am – 6pm
26 October – 22 November 2020 10am – 4pm
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Please note that last admission to the galleries is 30 minutes prior to the time of closure.


The Historic Dockyard Chatham is accessible by a wide variety of routes whether you are arriving by car, boat or public transport. Please come through our main visitor entrance – via Western Avenue.

Please note the entrance at Main Gate – off Dock Road, is for tenants and residents only 

Arriving by Car & Coach

Follow the Anchor Signs from Junctions 1, 3 and 4 of the M2 and Junction 6 of the M20. If you are using a satellite navigation system insert the postcode ME4 4TY.

Arriving by Train

The Historic Dockyard is within walking distance (20-30mins) from Chatham railway station which is regularly served by high speed trains travelling towards and departing from London St Pancras as well as London Victoria and Charing Cross. The railway station features on many local bus routes.

Arriving by Bus

The Historic Dockyard is served by a number of local bus services currently operated by Arriva buses.
For up-to-date, more detailed information on local bus operation please visit Arriva buses at the following link.

In the journey planner please enter Chatham Historic Dockyard as your destination.

Arriving by Boat

Visitors arriving by water are advised to berth at the nearby Chatham Maritime Marina, only a few minutes’ walk from The Historic Dockyard Chatham. The marina provides the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area and welcomes frequent visitation from Holland only 80 miles away.


Visiting us from Canterbury, Faversham or Medway? The Stagecoach Express is a great way for you to get here.

The coach runs from Canterbury Bus Station, Faversham and Medway and stops opposite St George’s Centre. The coaches are kitted out with everything you could need for a comfortable ride – from free WiFi to power sockets and air conditioning and the service runs hourly, seven days a week. Plus, the fares are great value – kids under 5 travel free and at weekend kids over 5 travel for just £1!

See more here

Rail Fares to Chatham

Booking direct through SouthEastern Trains

(High speed) St Pancras to Chatham from £8.70

(Mainline) Victoria to Chatham from £7.10

Map of Chatham Dockyard