The Historic Dockyard is now closed to visitors for the winter period.
We are actively working towards a 2021 reopening and, subject to any changes dictated by COVID-19, we intend to open with the school half term break on 13 February.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.