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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. ...

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. ...

Falklands 40: Everything Changed

On the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, photographer and journalist Graham Bound showcases his collection of 40 photos taken in occupied Port Stanley throughout the conflict ...

Falklands 40: In their own words

A new display and oral history project as part of the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the Falklands War, focussing on the personal stories of those who experienced the conflict either on active service, or back home in Dockyard ...

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 ...

Messy Deckers

Our bi-weekly, baby-friendly coffee morning in partnership with Mama Matters – Medway. Come along for a tea, cake and chat with other local mums   ...

Octonauts Octo-Cadet Training Academy

Sound the Octo-Alert! The Octonauts are dropping anchor with a family-friendly activity trail at The Historic Dockyard Chatham for the summer. Do have have what it takes to become an Octo-Agent? ...

A celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Medway African Caribbean Association (MACA) invites you to A CELEBRATION OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE celebrating Kings and Queens from across the world ...

Falklands40: Oral History Day

Come along and share your Medway memories of the Falklands War as part of our 40th anniversary commemorations. Whether you worked at the Dockyard during that time or remember HMS Endurance returning to Chatham, we would love to capture your story and contribute to our permanent oral history collection. ...

Royal British Legion Network for Carers

Network for Carers is a monthly face-to-face social group providing opportunities for the military community in Chatham to access support, build friendships, and share knowledge and experiences ...

Medway Gaming & Creative Festival

The Medway Gaming and Creative Festival is a celebration of video games, gaming culture and creativity, set within the unique historic environment of Medway’s former Royal Navy Dockyard and against a backdrop of real-life battleships, including HMS Cavalier of World of Warcraft fame ...

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. ...

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 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 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.