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Audio Described Tour: Ropery Gallery

24 Aug 2022 - 24 Aug 2022

Audio described tour: Ropery Gallery

10.30am - 12.30pm

Explore our new Ropery Gallery and experience an atmospheric journey through the lives of Ropery workers, past and present, before stepping out onto the iconic ropewalk and witnessing ropemaking in action.

Immersive film, hands-on interactives, and displays, including a vast collection of ropemaking and rope related objects from the Museum of Knots & Sailor’s Ropework, tell the story of rope and its place in British history, with over 400 years rooted in Chatham.

As part of the session, you will get to have a go at rope using our special hands-on machine.

The tour will be delivered by local artist Wendy Daws of the MESS ROOM, a community arts studio based at Sun Pier House, Chatham, who works closely with Kent Association for the Blind.

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As part of a pilot scheme for access tours at the Historic Dockyard and thanks to generous support from Arts Council England we are able to offer these tours for free.

In return for your free tour, we will be seeking feedback to help us shape a regular programme of access tours.

Access Information

Wendy will meet you at the Visitor Entrance for the start of your tour. The tour will start at 10.30am and will last approximately 2 hours. There will be a 30 minute break in the middle of the tour.

The restaurant is open from 10am and you are welcome to arrive early and purchase tea or coffee.

There is free parking on site and the galleries are fully accessible.

Please click this link to find out more about Accessibility at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.


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