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at The Historic Dockyard?

Call the Midwife Official Location Tours 2021

Three midwives in blue dresses and red cardigans. Two midwives holding bikes, one midwife standing next to a car
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. ...

Hidden Heroines

A new, temporary exhibition for 2021. Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of the women of the Dockyard celebrates extraordinary women in Chatham Dockyard’s history who campaigned for change, fought against the odds and whose impact left a lasting legacy. ...

Talk: Fanny Palmer Austen: Challenges and Achievements in Making a Family Home onboard HMS Namur

As part of our Hidden Heroines talks programme, Sheila Johnson Kindred, author of the award-winning book, Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen (2017), will talk about Fanny Austen’s unusual experiences as a naval wife and mother. ...

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.