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Discover the Dockyard this July

1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019

Where shall we go today?

Get outside and discover us 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!

Don’t forget our tickets are valid for 12 months – tickets are activated on the day of first visit



Included in your ticket to The Dockyard this month...

Guided Tours

We have 2 guided tours that are included in our entry tickets. Please book upon arrival at the Plan Your Visit area before you go onto site.

The Ropery:

  • Victorian Ropery Tour – Weekdays & Weekends 
  • Live Demonstrations -Weekdays only
  • Rope Walk Talk – Weekend Only 

HM Submarine Ocleot

  • 15 mins – Walk through tour 
  • 30mins – Guided tour 


Discover The Dockyard Talks are new for 2019! These talks are presented by our staff & volunteers on an array of subjects.. This is at no extra cost to attend, and is booked upon arrival.

This June we have 2 talks:

  • Wednesday 10th July – Claire McQullian, Archive & Collections Officer presents a tour of the stores
  • Wednesday 17th July –  Visitor Experience Team give the Royal Dockyard Tour!
  • Wednesday 24th July – Chris Jones Head of Shipkeeping & Heritage Engineering talks about the behind the scenes work that keeps these historic machines running.
  • Wednesday 31st July – Ship model collection : store tours

Health walks

Every Thursday at 9:45am, join us in a walk around the local area.

Parking: Free parking on our visitor entrance car park

Railway weekend

Join us on 6th & 7th July where our locomotives will be steaming through the site! Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway has just under 1 mile of line to operate demonstration trains and It’s the perfect photo opportunity to get up close to our railway and speak to our team of volunteers.

Galleries & Exhibitions

400 years of maritime heritage & 80 acres of adventure! There’s plenty to discover here:

  • Command of the Oceans Gallery & exhbition
  • Hearts of Oak, digital tour
  • RNLI -The UK’s largest collection of RNLI historic lifeboats
  • HMS Cavalier
  • HMS Gannet
  • HM Submarine Ocelot
  • 3 Slip: The Big Space
  • The Victorian Ropery
  • Steam, Steel & Submarines Gallery

Commissioners Garden

Discover our real ‘secret garden’ This little gem is tucked behind Commissioners House – walk to the ropery and cross the road to your left and you’ll see a wooden gate. Follow the gravel path and explore these beautiful gardens.

Top tip- pickup a homemade sandwich and cake from the wagon Stop cafe and have a picnic! It’s the perfect place to switch off and relax in these beautiful grounds.

Summer at The Dockyard!

It’s fun for all the family this Summer! Click the link to discover what’s included in your entry ticket – you won’t be wanting to go home!

What's On for the rest of 2019.....

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