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Site notices & SEASONAL Closures

We make every effort to keep all areas of the Historic Dockyard open at all times. On a small number of days, certain areas need to be closed to visitors or access limited. Please check this page prior to your visit to avoid disappointment on the day.

Site Notices & seasonal closures 2024

Open to ‘Medway Gaming Festival’ ticket holders only: 15 and 16 June 2024

Open to ‘Salute to the 40s’ ticket holders only: 14 and 15 September 2024

November Closures: 4, 5, 11 and 12 November 2024

Last day of the season: 17 November 2024


– The Soft Play Area in the Wagon Stop is closed for essential maintenance. We will reopen as soon as we can.

– 3 Slip Mezzanine level is closed until further notice.

– HMS GANNET poop deck is closed until further notice.

– The Ropery Demonstration will move from 12.15pm to 2.15pm from 22 April to 2 June 2024 (with the exception of 8, 13, 14, 22 and 23 May 2024, whereby it will remain at 12.15pm).

– HM Submarine OCELOT Tours/Walkthroughs and Ropery Demonstrations/Experiences will be unavailable in the afternoon of 23 July 2024.

If you have any further questions, please contact us via

HMS Gannet at The Historic Dockyard Chatham