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2020 opening dates and times ...

8 February – 29 March 2020 10am – 4pm
30 March – 1 November 2020 10am – 5pm

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

The Historic Dockyard will be closing to visitors for the winter period on at 5pm on Sunday 1 November. We will continue to welcome pre-booked learning and language group visits during this time.

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.

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.

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