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at the Historic Dockyard

TATTOO: British Tattoo Art Revealed (virtual edition)

Tattoo British Tattoo Art Revealed at Chatham Historic Dockyard
Our incredible Spring exhibition, Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed, has been installed but sadly sits in the dark due to COVID-19. Enjoy our virtual snap shot of the show and the fascinating artists and objects that are involved. ...

Online Talk: Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744

The National Museum of the Royal Navy and Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust invite you to join an online talk on our upcoming exhibition Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744. ...

Call the Midwife Official 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! ...

Diving Deep: HMS Invincible 1744

The Historic Dockyard Chatham will be the first venue to host this immersive exhibition showcasing objects and findings from the Diving Deep: HMS Invincible archaeological excavation. ...

July Railway Weekend

Savour the bygone age of steam when our beautiful historic locomotives run through the site on our special Railway Weekends. At its peak, it was estimated there was approximately 17 miles of standard gauge railway within the Dockyard. Today we have just under 1 mile of track remaining. The section (laid tramway style) starts just outside the Historic Dockyard (adjacent to No.7 Slip) and runs through the middle of our site to the far end of Anchor Wharf. Our Railway is operated by our dedicated R ...

August Railway Weekend

Savour the bygone age of steam when our beautiful historic locomotives run through the site on our special Railway Weekends. At its peak, it was estimated there was approximately 17 miles of standard gauge railway within the Dockyard. Today we have just under 1 mile of track remaining. The section (laid tramway style) starts just outside the Historic Dockyard (adjacent to No.7 Slip) and runs through the middle of our site to the far end of Anchor Wharf. Our Railway is operated by our dedicated R ...

British Commission for Maritime History – New Researchers in Maritime History Conference

HMS Cavalier
The conference, run by the British Commission for Maritime History and sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research, supports emerging scholars who wish to share their work in a supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. The Conference gives new researchers a unique opportunity to present their work in a constructive and supportive environment and build relations with other maritime historians. The conference is open to everyone with an interest in this subjec ...

September Railway Weekend

Savour the bygone age of steam when our beautiful historic locomotives run through the site on our special Railway Weekends. At its peak, it was estimated there was approximately 17 miles of standard gauge railway within the Dockyard. Today we have just under 1 mile of track remaining. The section (laid tramway style) starts just outside the Historic Dockyard (adjacent to No.7 Slip) and runs through the middle of our site to the far end of Anchor Wharf. Our Railway is operated by our dedicated R ...

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! ...

October Railway Weekend

Savour the bygone age of steam when our beautiful historic locomotives run through the site on our special Railway Weekends. At its peak, it was estimated there was approximately 17 miles of standard gauge railway within the Dockyard. Today we have just under 1 mile of track remaining. The section (laid tramway style) starts just outside the Historic Dockyard (adjacent to No.7 Slip) and runs through the middle of our site to the far end of Anchor Wharf. Our Railway is operated by our dedicated R ...

November Railway Weekend

Savour the bygone age of steam when our beautiful historic locomotives run through the site on our special Railway Weekends. At its peak, it was estimated there was approximately 17 miles of standard gauge railway within the Dockyard. Today we have just under 1 mile of track remaining. The section (laid tramway style) starts just outside the Historic Dockyard (adjacent to No.7 Slip) and runs through the middle of our site to the far end of Anchor Wharf. Our Railway is operated by our dedicated R ...

The Dockyard 5K and Santa Fun Run

The Dockyard is delighted to be hosting a running event at this festive time of year. There are two running options to choose from on the day: if you’re a pro runner looking to beat your PB, the 5km run has your name on it or, if you fancy a bit of festive dress-up to get in the Christmas spirit, the Santa Fun Run is the one for you. ...

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 terrace area.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Notice to Visitors

As with the rest of the world, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is closely monitoring the situation around the global pandemic of COVID-19.

It is with sadness that following UK Government guidelines we have closed our visitor attraction to the public until further notice.

This closure also extends to Call the Midwife Official Location Tours.

Whilst outside of our control, we apologise for any inconvenience caused during this difficult time and would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.

We are taking forward orders and enquiries for business ‘post lockdown’ – Master Ropemakers Ltd, film & TV productions, Call the Midwife tours, group travel, weddings, corporate hospitality and conferences.

Last updated: 28 May 2020

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