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Opening dates and times ...

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is currently closed to visitors.

We had every intention of reopening for the 2021 season on 13 February but the Government guidelines did not allow us to do so.

We will carry on following the changing Government guidance, continually assessing risk and will communicate as we know more. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the latest updates. We will reopen to visitors once restrictions allow and it is safe for all users of the Historic Dockyard, this will be no earlier than 17 May 2021.

We will be extending the expiry date on annual tickets to cover the period that we are closed. Once we have confirmed our opening date, we will be in touch with further information regarding new expiry dates.

For those who may have purchased a new ticket but not yet visited, tickets will not be activated until the first visit.

If you have any questions please contact but please bear in mind our teams are all working remotely and the majority are doing so on a flexible furlough basis.


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

If you are using a satellite navigation system insert the postcode ME4 4TY.

Follow the Brown tourist signs (anchor) from Junctions 1, 3 and 4 of the M2 and Junction 6 of the M20.

We have plenty of car parking spaces with no height restrictions. Motorhomes are welcome but please note that these cannot be parked overnight.

There are dedicated parking bays for Blue Badge Holders. Simply follow the signs for visitor parking upon arrival.


Arriving by Train

Station: Chatham

The Historic Dockyard is within walking distance (20-30mins) of Chatham railway station which is regularly served by Southeastern High Speed travelling to/from London St Pancras as well regular services via London Victoria and Charing Cross. The railway station features on many local bus routes and taxi services are available too.

Arriving by Bus

The Historic Dockyard is served by a number of local bus services currently operated by Arriva buses. For up-to-date information on local buses please visit the Arriva website and 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.

Rail Fares to Chatham

Booking direct with Southeastern Trains

(High speed) St Pancras to Chatham from £8.70

(Mainline) Victoria to Chatham from £7.10

Map of Chatham Dockyard