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What’s On

at The Historic Dockyard?

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Back by popular demand, our Christmas Wreath Making Workshops are not to be missed. Join the Master Ropemakers and spend the afternoon either in the festive surrounds of Commissioner’s House or, for the first time, virtually, in the comfort of your own home. Bring your Christmas wreath ideas, choose your colour scheme, get creative and learn how to make a unique Christmas wreath to hang proudly on your door. ...

Call the Midwife Official Location Tours 2021

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. ...

Medway Rapture

Supported by Medway Council, Medway Rapture Gaming and Creative Festival takes place at The Historic Dockyard Chatham on on Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 March 2021. The weekend family-fun festival, will have something for everyone – from gaming pros to novices. There will be plenty of gaming fun and interactive exhibitions for people of all ages to get involved in, including children, families and students. ...

Salute to the ’40s 2021

Get ready for a party to end all parties! By postponing the event for 2020, we’re have all our energy focussed on making sure 2021 will be the best Salute to the ’40s – ever! Start planning your vintage outfit and perfecting your victory rolls now. The wartime spirit is very much alive and we’ll meet again on 18 & 19 September 2021. ...

THE WAGON STOP CANTEEN

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.

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MESS DECK

** The full restaurant is currently closed. Fish & Chips are being served on our outside terrace from The Dockyard Fish & Shippy **

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 terrace area.

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Latest blog articles

... dig deeper into life at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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 and what’s involved in the day to day running of our historic site, as well as some interesting inspiration for alternative visits.