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Shipshape Shopping

Are you looking for a unique gift or struggling to find that present for that person that seems to have everything?

There has never been a better time to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses, and shopping with us offers something a little bit different.

Explore Our ranges

Why not treat a loved one (or yourself) to a Dockyard annual ticket gift voucher, a Call the Midwife experience or a unique gift made by the artisan Master Ropemakers in our Ropery? The perfect way to say thank you or simply to help put a smile on someone’s face.

Buy now, visit later

Gift Vouchers

Order and make payment for your gift voucher online, print the voucher from the comfort of your own home and present your special gift.

Please note

  • the voucher will be emailed to you, please take care when entering your email address (at point of payment)
  • the price of the voucher does not show on our gift vouchers

Rope Gifts

Take a piece of history home. Master Ropemakers offers a unique range of bespoke products, handcrafted here in The Ropery at Chatham.

Our rope products make for perfect gifts, or even a treat for yourself. Every purchase you make helps to keep the Ropery alive.

Call the Midwife Merchandise

Our crew are working hard with our midwives to bring you a special range of Call the Midwife merchandise.

This will be available to buy online soon.

living history

Master Ropemakers

At the heart of The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Master Ropemakers maintains a process of ropemaking that dates back on this site for more than 400 years.

Our Ropery remains the oldest rope making facility in the UK. Why not take a piece of history home and purchase a special gift handmade by our master craftsmen and women? Every purchase made helps to keep the Ropery alive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you should find the answers to most queries regarding our online shop. If you have additional questions, please contact us via


The most complete and best preserved dockyard of the age of sail

As an independent charity we receive very little funding from government, meaning we are solely reliant on generating our own sources of income. Revenue from ticket sales, gift vouchers, tours and experiences all contribute towards a substantial percentage of our annual income. Being the custodian of the most complete Dockyard from the Age of Sail is a privileged role but one that comes at a huge cost. The preservation work never stops.

Your support through the purchase of tickets and gifts is one of the best ways to help us and it is always very much appreciated.