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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

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! ...

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! ...

Time and Tide Exhibition in No.1 Smithery

Time and Tide The children of English Martyrs’ Primary School in Strood, Rochester have been inspired by the River Medway, its history and its environment.  Working with an artist in school, the younger pupils created pop up boats and images of the sea.  Older pupils spent a day at the Historic Dockyard where they created their own versions of ships’ emblems using an embossing technique on metal foil. The whole school contributed to a floor installation. They have created a map, on the gal ...

Discover the Dockyard this July

As we are an 80 acre site, we thought it would be a nice gentle reminder on what is included in your entry ticket this month and for the rest of the year! ...

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.