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No.1 Smithery
Temporary Exhibitions

Temporary Exhibition Programme

Included with your annual ticket to The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Included as part of your annual ticket to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, you will have access to our exciting and ever-changing temporary exhibitions held within No.1 Smithery.  There is always something for the whole family as part of the exhibition programme and please check back regularly to see what is coming up.

A Pirate’s Life For Me… the V&As touring exhibition

25 May 2019 - 8 Sep 2019

We are delighted to have the V&As touring exhibition with us this year!

This exhibition will look at Pirates as characters in children’s culture and as icons in the popular imagination.

Pirates have been family favourites for over 200 years, with many stories and tales to share! Everyone knows a Pirates mannerism and what they wear, but do you know why?

Get ready young buccaneers for all things Pirates – you’re bound to learn a new Pirate trick or two to join the ranks!

More details coming soon

Book your entry tickets to The Dockyard now to visit our exciting temporary exhibition programme

Visitor Notice

On Sunday 21st April & Monday 22nd April The Festival of Steam & Transport event is taking place. Please note that this is a separately ticketed event – online tickets are available here

We are open as usual on Good Friday (19th April ) and Saturday 20th April.  Our opening times are 10am – 6pm. Join us for our Easter Eggtravaganza activities!