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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. ...

Mission Explore: Climb the Ranks

I’m the Captain’s Cat. I live in Commissioner’s House but you’ll see me out and about around the Dockyard. This summer, the Captain has set me a tough mission – I need to recruit a new crew, a crew with a thirst for adventure but one that is well equipped with the skills to weather the most fierce storms. Do you have what it takes? ...

Hidden Heroines: by the Mess Room & Friends

An exhibition of artworks by members of the community in response to The Historic Dockyard Chatham’s  ‘Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of women of the Dockyard’ exhibition. Artist from the Kent Association for the Blind, Peer Arts and Deaf Peer arts have created this exciting and colourful exhibition of artworks for you to enjoy. ...

Doc. Yard’s Summer Show

Doc.Yard Secret Lab The Historic Dockyard Chatham
After a year of lockdown’s and self-isolation, Doc. Yard is bursting with excitement to escape from his secret lab and share his love of science with you this summer holiday. Budding scientists will have enormous fun with forces as Doc and his able assistant Bunsen explore how forces shaped the Dockyard. ...


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.



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.


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.