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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

Call the Midwife Location Tours 2019

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! ...

Discover the Dockyard talks: The Ropery Restoration

Chris Jones Head of Shipkeeping & Heritage Engineering talks about the behind the scenes work that keeps these historic machines running. The Ropery is a working museum, rope is still produced commercially by the Trust’s rope making company, Master Ropemakers Ltd. The machinery, much of which was commissioned in 1854 needs repairing from time to time.   ...

Walk this Way – Health Walk

Every Thursday at 9:45am, join us in a walk around the local area. Parking: Free parking on our visitor entrance car park Starting from the Main entrance of the Historic Dockyard, the walk explores this award-winning maritime heritage destination. Walking past and overlooking the largest concentration of iconic buildings, historic ships and galleries you can feel the history coming alive. Have a question? The Historic dockyard supply the walk leaders with a what happened on this day. The walk fo ...

University of Kent – Chamber Choir and String Ensemble

An exclusive opportunity to join The Historic Dockyard Chatham for an evening of music in partnership with the University of Kent. This performance will be an hour-long sequence of words and choral music, centred around maritime history and the construction of a 19th-century sailing ship. This concert will be set in the award-winning Command of the Oceans galleries, amidst the story of The Historic Dockyard’s 2,500 strong workforce during the Age of Sail, and a scale model of Nelson’s flagsh ...

University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art – Fine Art Degree Show

The University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Art presents Sweet FA… the Fine Art Degree Show 2019; an exhibition of work by 20 exciting, emerging international artists, set in the extraordinary environment of The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent.   Opening with a Private View on Saturday May 18th, 1pm – 6pm, with, at 3pm speeches from special guests; the acclaimed artist Bob & Roberta Smith, Victoria Pomery, director of the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate, and Karen ...

WICKED – Women in Creative Event Design – University of Kent

The Showcase, WICKED, celebrates the work of current Event and Experience Design graduating students. As this is a special celebration of the under graduate course we will be celebrating the achievements of our alumni from the very start of the course. Thirteen years of ambition, aspiration, achievement and excellence within education and the events industry Like their predecessors, these early career designers have continued to make work at the forefront of contemporary practice in the ever-exp ...

Discover the Dockyard talks: Ship model collection -store tours

No.1 Smithery houses one of the finest ship models collections in the world. With over 3,000 items from the National Maritime and Imperial War Museum, see highlights from these fantastic collections, hear more about them and find out how their storage plays an important part in their preservation. ...

A Pirate’s Life For Me…

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! ...

Railway Weekends!

Join us this weekend where our locomotives will be steaming through the site! Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway has just under 1 mile of line to operate demonstration trains and It’s the perfect photo opportunity to get up close to our railway and speak to our team of volunteers. Please note that our railway trains do not carry passengers.  Did you know… At its peak, it was estimated there was approximately 17 miles of standard gauge railway within the Dockyard. Today there is just under ...

Pirates!

During this week The Dockyard will be filled with Pirate activities for 3-5-year olds and 5-10-year olds. Young buccaneers will begin their Pirate journey by creating their very own Pirate compass. This compass will reveal their five Pirate missions to complete, in order to meet the Captain to receive their reward! ...

Railway Weekends!

Join us this weekend where our locomotives will be steaming through the site! Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway has just under 1 mile of line to operate demonstration trains and It’s the perfect photo opportunity to get up close to our railway and speak to our team of volunteers. Please note that our railway trains do not carry passengers.  Did you know… At its peak, it was estimated there was approximately 17 miles of standard gauge railway within the Dockyard. Today there is just under ...

Father’s Day – Rocket Firing

How about taking part in something truly unique to celebrate this coming Father’s Day? Dads, Sons & Daughters of all ages are invited to create, design and fire their own rockets for points and a lot of laughs. Our team will be on hand to guide your team through the making and launching of your rocket and a visit to The Historic Dockyard is included with your entry. ...

Discover the Dockyard talks: The Dockyard Fire – a firefighter’s perspective

Drawing on his service 40 years in the Kent Fire Brigade, Graham Gash looks at the catastrophic fire which destroyed No2 slip in 1966. Focusing on the links between the Royal Navy and the Kent Fire Brigade, how the fire was tackled then and how it would be approached today. ...

Railway Weekends!

Join us this weekend where our locomotives will be steaming through the site! Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway has just under 1 mile of line to operate demonstration trains and It’s the perfect photo opportunity to get up close to our railway and speak to our team of volunteers. Please note that our railway trains do not carry passengers.  Did you know… At its peak, it was estimated there was approximately 17 miles of standard gauge railway within the Dockyard. Today there is just under ...

Summer at The Dockyard

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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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