Please see below the latest press releases available for download from The Historic Dockyard Chatham…
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.
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