*Please note that we have timed tours to ensure you have a comfortable experience and overcrowding does not occur.
* Tours are not available on event days but alternatives are available to ensure access
Did you know? Today Chatham is the only one of the original four Royal Navy Rope walks to remain in operation and together with its related buildings forms the finest integrated group of 18th century manufacturing buildings in Britain.
Come and discover why the enormous double Ropewalk is nearly ¼ mile long. Before you visit, have a guess at how many miles of rope HMS Victory needed… you’ll be amazed at the answer!
There are 2 types of tours for the Ropery:
Launched in 1962, HM Submarine Ocelot was the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham. Equipped with a stealthy diesel electric engine Oberon class submarines such as Ocelot made for the perfect surveillance vessel and were selected to undertake missions in the deep waters of the world’s oceans – some of which remain top secret!
The Ocelot tour runs 7 days a week with 2 types of tours:
*Please note that there are small spaces and hatches to climb through and this may not appeal to everyone! Please view our accessibility page if you decide not to climb on-board!
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Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust welcomes the news that museums and visitor attractions are able to reopen to visitors from 4 July.
We are actively planning to welcome visitors back to the Dockyard as soon as we are safely able to do so but this will be some time after 4 July.
We will make a further announcement to confirm the exact date as soon as we can.
In the meantime, much of Dockyard life has never stopped. Master Ropemakers has started operating again and we are taking forward bookings for filming, group travel and hospitality, including weddings. Call the Midwife Official Location Tours will resume shortly.
We would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.
Last updated: 25 June 2020