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2020 opening dates and times ...

8 February – 29 March 2020 10am – 4pm
30 March – 25 October 2020 10am – 6pm
26 October – 22 November 2020 10am – 4pm

Please note that last admission to the galleries is 30 minutes prior to the time of closure.

Directions...

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 Brown tourist signs (anchor) 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) 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.

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.

Stagecoach

Are you visiting 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 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.

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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the situation around the global pandemic of COVID-19.

It is with sadness that following UK Government guidelines we have closed our visitor attraction to the public until further notice.

This closure also extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours.

Whilst outside of our control, we apologise for any inconvenience caused during this difficult time and would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.

We are taking forward orders and enquiries for business ‘post lockdown’ – Master Ropemakers Ltd, film & TV productions, Call the Midwife tours, group travel, weddings, corporate hospitality and conferences.

Last updated: 28 May 2020

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