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Opening times & Directions

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is open from February to November. Our closing times vary with the seasons.

10 FEBRUARY – 31 MARCH 2024

10am – 4pm

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays from 19 February to 19 March 2024

1 APRIL – 27 OCTOBER 2024

10am – 5pm

Open Daily

28 OCTOBER – 17 NOVEMBER 2024

10am – 4pm

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays in November 2024.

Directions

Getting here

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. The entrance at Main Gate (off Dock Road) is for tenants and residents only

Tickets

Our great value annual tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of your visit first. Save yourself a few pounds and buy you tickets in advance.

LOCAL RESIDENTS OFFER – 40% Off annual admission tickets

As part of our 40th anniversary, local residents will be able to receive 40% OFF the walk-up price of entry tickets from 1 to 30 April 2024.

Tickets are only available to residents with the following postcodes: ME1, ME2, ME3, ME4, ME5, ME7, ME8 and ME9 7.

Dockyard 40 Drone Photo

Access for one year

General admission

Online

£28.50

On The Door

£32

Access for one year

Child Ticket

  • Aged 4 – 15 years.
  • Children aged 3 and under are free.

Online

£18

On The Door

£20

Access for one year

Family Ticket

2 adults and up to 4 children or 1 adult and up to 5 children. 

Online

£77

On The Door

£85

Access for one year

ADDITIONAL CHILD

Applicable when adding additional children to family ticket.

Online

£14

On The Door

£15.50

Access for one year

CARER

Disabled visitors enter at normal price and one carer (with ID) can enter free of charge.

Online

N/A

On The Door

FREE

Gift Voucher

Need a gift idea?

Gift vouchers give the recipient entry to The Historic Dockyard Chatham for 12 months (from the date of the first visit). 

Command
of the
oceans

Be immersed in the intriguing secrets behind building the mighty ships that conquered the world’s oceans. Learn how Chatham Dockyard and its people helped lead Britain to worldwide influence and dig into the fascinating archaeological discoveries from the HMS Namur and HMS Invincible.

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RNLI HISTORIC
LIFEBOATS
COLLECTION

Saving lives off the coasts of the British Isles for generations, explore how lifeboats have changed over time with the RNLI’s largest collection of historic lifeboats in the UK.

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THE
MESS DECK

Located in our free to enter space – pop in for a coffee and cake, or treat yourself to our famous Fish & Chips. With plenty of seating and a generous menu – you will not leave hungry!

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3 SLIP
THE BIG SPACE

Marvel at an architectural delight on the mezzanine floor then explore BIG items from The Historic Dockyard and Royal Engineers Museum on the ground floor.

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THREE
HISTORIC
WARSHIPS

Discover what life was really like onboard a Victorian sloop, a WWII Destroyer and a Cold War Submarine. Sense the vision and grit that created these magnificent vessels and feel the courage and endurance of the sailors who sailed them.

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NO.1
SMITHERY

World-class collections from Royal Museums Greenwich and the Imperial War Museums. Unlock fascinating stories surrounding fantastic ship models, paintings and incredible objects.

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COMMISSIONER’S
House

Completed in 1704 for the Commissioner & his family. This is now a grand venue for: weddings, civil partnerships, renewing vows, birthday parties, anniversaries, social & corporate dinners, training days & business meetings.

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THE
VICTORIAN ROPERY

Experience life as a Victorian Rope maker with a personal guide in character. There are opportunities to make your own rope before seeing the dramatic ¼-mile ropewalk!

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STEAM, STEEL
& SUBMARINES

Experience The Dockyard story through the Industrial Revolution and two World Wars and be inspired by the innovation and bravery of those who worked here and discover their contribution to the Royal Navy.

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Wagon Stop
Canteen

Enjoy a hearty pies, doorstop sandwiche or delicious sausage roll. A soft play area allows children to let off steam whilst adults can sit back with a coffee!

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