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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

Mythical Beasts

The Mythical Beasts are back by popular demand and this year with a twist! Did you know that a variety of ship badges actually have their own version of mythical beasts? From lions heads, to mermaids to dragons to many more! This February half term, we’ll be showing you our mythical ship badges that we have here on our historic site and a chance for you to even make your own beast! ...

“The Art of Synthesis”

Help us create a 15,000 piece puzzle that you’ve designed! Take part by decorating a 6cm x 6cm jigsaw piece which will all be put together to make a massive puzzle! (please note there is a small fee of £1 to take part). Once all the puzzle pieces are finished, they will be collected up, muddled up and assembled as one large puzzle. This will then be hung in the Halpern Gallery at Nucleus Arts. We are delighted to work with the Rivermead Inclusive Trust, in helping to create a one-off piece of ...

What's happening at The Dockyard?


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.



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.