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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

Windrush Generation in Kent and Medway: continuing their legacy

Learn about and celebrate the contributions of The Windrush Generation with Medway African and Carribean Association (MACA) here at the Dockyard in a mini exhibition in the Namur Room ...

Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Martin Forde QC

Martin Forde QC is a leading figure in efforts to compensate the 5,000 victims of the Windrush scandal, in which the Home Office wrongly threatened British citizens with deportation, with many actually being deported. In this Distinguished Visitor Lecture, Mr Forde will discuss the concerning issues raised by the scandal and ongoing efforts to recompense its victims. The lecture at the Royal Dockyard Church coincides with an exhibition at Chatham Dockyard, run by Medway African Caribbean Associa ...

Dockyard Pop up Talks – The Jolly Roger

Pop up talks allow our gallery guides to explain in detail certain objects within their gallery space. To find out what our gallery guide will be sharing stories about on this day please see below… ...

Dockyard Pop up Talks – The CMB 103

Pop up talks allow our gallery guides to explain in detail certain objects within their gallery space. To find out what our gallery guide will be sharing stories about on this day please see below… ...

Thanks To You

In celebration of the National Lottery’s 25 years we are thanking all National Lottery players and the role they have all played in supporting the development of the Historic Dockyard site by taking part in the ‘Thanks To You’ campaign. We will be opening our Command of the Oceans Galleries (including Hearts of Oak) for FREE to all National Lottery players for one week only. ...

Christmas Wreath Making

New for 2019…Step into the festive spirit by creating your own unique handmade Christmas wreath. This event has now SOLD OUT  ...

Christmas Carol Service

Join us at The Royal Dockyard Church on Wednesday 11th December for the Christmas Carol Service. Music will be played by Jubilate Brass & The Boys and Men of Rochester Cathedral Choir Led by: The Very Reverend Dr Philip Hesketh, Dean of Rochester ...

Santa Fun Run

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered up with Medway Rotary Club to play host to the 2019 Santa Fun Run – in aid of raising valuable funding for the Rotary Children’s Hospice Family Holidays Fund. In 2009, after 20 years of providing adventure holidays for children with disabilities and able-bodied youngsters to support them, the Rotary Club of Medway launched the Rotary Children’s Hospice Family Holidays scheme.  Each year since then the Club has funded and led ...

Mission Explore

Grab your coats, wellies and wrap up warm as you explore the Historic Dockyard on a special Dockyard mission! Round up the troops and the whole family can get involved in this February half term activity. ...

First annual Kent Medway Museum Conference

The first annual conference for Kent and Medway museums, organised by the Kent Medway NPO museum partnership and the South East Museum Development Programme, will take place on Monday 24 February 2020, 10:30 – 16:30 at The Fitted Rigging House. This one-day conference is for staff and volunteers working in museums in Kent and Medway who would like to find out more about how to engage and develop wider audiences. Speakers will cover topics such as how to: Measure and demonstrate impact Imp ...

Call the Midwife Location Tours 2020

Come and explore where the real drama happens as a costumed midwife takes you on a walking tour of our historic site. With a picture book to help trigger your memories, you’ll see just how Neal Street Productions transform a 400 year old site back to the 1960s! ...

TATTOO: British Tattoo Art Revealed

Our exciting new temporary exhibition for Spring 2020 offers a ground-breaking insight into the history of British tattooing. ...

The Festival of Steam & Transport 2020

The Festival of Steam and Transport return to The Historic Dockyard Chatham for 2020. A unique day out for the whole family over the Easter weekend. ...

Salute to the 40s-One of Britain’s Best Vintage Festivals

One of Britain’s Best vintage Festivals is back and better than ever.  Live music, vintage entertainment and living history all capturing the spirit of the iconic 1940s. Discounted advance tickets are available now! ...

What's happening at The Dockyard?

THE WAGON STOP CANTEEN

Hugely popular with our visitors. A hearty ‘workshop’ menu - ‘doorstep’ sandwiches, hot Kentish pies, cakes and delicious Kentish ice cream. Eat alongside our Locomotives and childrens’ soft play.

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MESS DECK

If you think you know what our restaurant is like, think again! The Mess Deck serves the great British favourites, including our legendary fish and chips, all to be enjoyed sitting in an extraordinary building and outside terracearea.

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