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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! ...

This Wounded Island Play

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is pleased to announce the launch and opening night of a brand-new touring play about the closure of the Royal Chatham Dockyard. Anything Other Theatre Company presents This Wounded Island. Written by Kent playwright Natalie Mitchell, writer for Eastenders and Ackley Bridge. A love story, and a love letter to Chatham. A brand new play about identity, place and belonging, inspired by stories from the Kent community. One town, one couple, forty years. Bob and Rose mee ...

Tours of the Store

Come and explore behind the scenes of the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust’s collection, to discover some of the objects that are not currently on display – including 18th Century hair accessories, and archaeological artefacts found this year during our Fitted Rigging House renovations. This talk is FREE as part of your annual ticket and can be booked at our Plan Your Visit desk upon arrival. Spaces are limited so please do book early when here on the day. Talk Times: 11am – 12pm 2p ...

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.


Visitor Notice

On Sunday 21st April & Monday 22nd April The Festival of Steam & Transport event is taking place. Please note that this is a separately ticketed event – online tickets are available here

We are open as usual on Good Friday (19th April ) and Saturday 20th April.  Our opening times are 10am – 6pm. Join us for our Easter Eggtravaganza activities!