Back by popular demand, our Christmas Wreath Making Workshops are not to be missed.
Join the Master Ropemakers and spend the afternoon either in the festive surrounds of Commissioner’s House or, for the first time, virtually, in the comfort of your own home. Bring your Christmas wreath ideas, choose your colour scheme, get creative and learn how to make a unique Christmas wreath to hang proudly on your door.
The base of your Christmas wreath will be formed from rope made by our expert craftsman on our Victorian ropewalk, using the same techniques used for producing the finest ropes for the Royal Navy Ships including, HMS Victory.
(please note that The Dockyard will be closed for visitors at this time of year, therefore the site is not open to explore)
The workshop will start with a welcome drink of tea or coffee and mince pies before Alex Rowling, General Manager of Master Ropemakers, guides you through the techniques for creating a traditional door wreath.
You’ll then take your place at the craft tables and let loose to create your own wreath for your home. Decorations will be provided, from foliage to ribbons to festive materials provided by the Ropery Gift Shop.
The workshops start at either 11am or 3pm in Commissioner’s House and last for approximately 2 hours. The sessions are £45 per person, which includes all materials for the wreath and tea/coffee.
For your safety, and in line with the latest COVID-19 government guidelines, the following procedures will be in place:
NHS Test and Trace
We are legally required to request the contact details of our visitors. We will record and retain these details for 21 days, and provide them to NHS Test and Trace without delay when required. We will record the name of the lead member of your group/party/family and the number of people in the group, a contact phone number, the date of your visit and your arrival time. These details will be collected via our secure booking system when you book your visit.
In addition, the NHS Test and Trace QR code will displayed at Commissioner’s House. If you have the NHS COVID-19 app, please scan the QR code using your smartphone to check-in on arrival.
In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, we understand that you may feel safer participating in the workshop from the comfort of your own home. For the first time, we will be offering a live virtual edition of our popular Christmas Wreath Workshops.
How does it work?
Once registered, we will send you a special parcel filled with Christmas spirit and your very own Christmas wreath making kit with everything you need to participate in the workshop, including your handmade rope base and a secret Zoom code to access the virtual workshop.
On Sunday 6th December, you will need to log into Zoom at 2pm and you’ll be greeted by Alex, our Master Ropemakers General Manager who will facilitate the virtual wreath making workshop. The session will last approximately 1 hour.
Included in your package:
What you need at home:
The live workshop will take place from 2pm – 3pm and is £35.99 per person
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is now open to visitors.
For your safety, and in line with the latest government guidelines, things will be different from your last visit and there will be a few changes to how you’ll explore our 80-acre site. Please take a moment to read our ‘KNOW BEFORE YOU GO‘ information.
If you have any queries that are not answered on this page, please contact us via email@example.com
If you are trying to contact us via telephone, we are experiencing a high volume of calls and we ask for your patience during this time.