Please see below the latest press releases available for download from The Historic Dockyard Chatham…
12 June 2021
Bill Ferris OBE DL, recently retired Chief Executive of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, has been awarded a CBE for services to heritage in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
5 May 2021
We tend to think of our naval heroes as men, now, a new exhibition is poised to challenge such preconceptions and reveal the variety of roles women played on land and at sea.
14 April 2021
An interactive art exhibition has been launched by Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, as part of its ongoing commitment to mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 April 2021
The Trust has received a grant from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help reopen to visitors and support its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
19 March 2021
After 36 years’ service, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust’s Director of Heritage, Visitor Experience and Learning, Richard Holdsworth MBE, will retire from his role this summer.
8 March 2021
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, the Trust is pleased to reveal details about its upcoming exhibition, Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of the women of the Dockyard.
25 February 2021
Medway Council, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and the University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (iCCi) has announced the development of an innovative new creative space for Medway.
5 February 2021
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is pleased to announce the Garfield Weston Foundation Culture Fund has awarded a grant of £177,500 to support the rebuilding of audiences.
14 January 2021
With Joe Biden taking up residence in the White House, we are wondering whether he will choose to sit behind the Resolute Desk to run the country?
23 September 2020
This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Come and join the search.
5 August 2020
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Morsley as its new Chief Executive. Richard succeeds Bill Ferris OBE DL, who has held the position since 2000.
27 July 2020
The exhibition has been sat in the dark for four months but, this week, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is thrilled to announce the incredible Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition is now open.
22 July 2020
The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home.
17 July 2020
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is opening the gates for free, from Wednesday, July 22 until Friday, July 24 exclusively for Blue Light Card holders.
15 July 2020
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is excited to announce it will be reopening The Historic Dockyard Chatham to visitors on Saturday, July 25th.
10 June 2020
Due to UK Government Covid-19 restrictions Master Ropemakers Ltd was forced to close in March 2020 – a closure that has not occurred in the 400-year history of rope making at Chatham.
19 May 2020
Current living and working situations present challenges for everyone. In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust has released a series of initiatives to encourage people to look after their mental health.
24 March 2020
April 2020 marks fifty years since the first public guided tour of the Royal Navy Dockyard at Chatham. The Historic Dockyard Chatham is seeking participants of the 1970’s tours to get in touch with stories of tours they took.
12 March 2020
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is thrilled to announce it has been awarded the prestigious Gold Accolade by VisitEngland for the quality of its visitor experience for the third year running.
28 February 2020
The Trust celebrated the completion of its £8.2m Fitted Rigging House Project, unlocking the financial sustainability of the charity on a revenue basis and providing much enhanced facilities for visitors, volunteers and the Trust’s nationally significant collection.
28 February 2020
Sir Trevor Soar KCB OBE DL, Chairman, The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, launched the charity’s new Corporate Plan outlining the ambitions of the Trust for 2020-2025.
5 February 2020
The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Duncan Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, Historic England, to its Board of Trustees. Mr Wilson will take up the post on 27 February.
7 January 2020
After 19 years of exceptional service to Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, the Chief Executive, Bill Ferris OBE DL, will retire from this role later this year.
23 July 2019
The Historic Dockyard Chatham has received funding from the Association for Industrial Archaeology for conservation and repair works to machinery within The Victorian Ropery.
11 July 2019
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is delighted to announce that HRH The Prince of Wales has taken the decision to continue his Patronage of the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust for a further term.
13 May 2019
Arriving straight from the V&A Museum of Childhood, A Pirate’s Life For Me will come to the Historic Dockyard for the first stop on a National tour from 25 May – 8 September 2019.
21 March 2019
The Dockyard has been used as many locations for Film and TV, take a look at some behind the scenes stories…
25 February 2019
At first glance, finding some leather shoes wasn’t the greatest of finds they were hoping for. But after some investigation of them, a superstition attached to their location came clear.
14 February 2019
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is proud to be signing the ‘Time to Change Employer Pledge’, which publicly demonstrates a commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace.
6 November 2018
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is delighted to announce that it has won The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) National Award for best Tourism and Leisure project.
18 October 2018
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis will visit The Historic Dockyard Chatham on 18 October 2018 to formally open our latest capital development project – The Fitted Rigging House.