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What’s On

at The Historic Dockyard?

Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744

Explore our new, immersive exhibition showcasing objects and findings from the Diving Deep: HMS Invincible archaeological excavation. Discover the story of the amazing Invincible, her capture and the contribution she made to the Royal Navy. ...

Dig Deep

Dig Deep is a hands-on half term activity for budding archaeologists to experience the thrill of an underwater discovery (whilst keeping your feet firmly on dry land!). Mini-maritime adventurers can search our giant discovery pit for surprising treasures and ship artefacts that have been buried on the seabed ...

Photography Workshops

As an 80-acre site with over 40 scheduled listed monuments and buildings, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is packed full of striking architecture inside and out. Our Photography Workshop provides an opportunity to go behind the scenes and get under the skin of the Dockyard.  Led by experienced local photographer Louise Hubbard, you’ll learn how to capture the best architectural photographs with subjects ranging from Victorian buildings to Historic Warships ...

Call the Midwife Official Location Tours

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 spot the familiar filming locations and see just how Neal Street Productions transform a 400 year old site back to the 1960s. ...

British Sign Language Tour

Join us on Saturday 12 March for a British Sign Language (BSL) tour of The Historic Dockyard Chatham and discover 400 years of world class maritime history, through buildings, ships, architecture and people. ...

Salute to the ’40s

Start planning your vintage outfit and perfecting your victory rolls now. The wartime spirit is very much alive and we’ll meet again on 10 & 11 September 2022. ...


Eat alongside historic Locomotives in our our Wagon Stop Canteen. Hugely popular with our visitors and serving a hearty ‘workshop’ menu - ‘doorstep’ sandwiches, hot Kentish pies, cakes and delicious Kentish ice cream.



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 terrace area.


Latest blog articles

... dig a little deeper

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Curator, a Master Ropemaker or a Visit Maker? We regularly take you behind the scenes with our blog articles giving you a small insight into our people as well as sharing some of the fascinating stories from our historic site.