Our incredible Spring exhibition, Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed, has been installed in our No.1 Smithery gallery but, a week before we were due to open the doors and celebrate our blockbuster show, Britain went into lock down due to COVID-19 and the Dockyard sadly had to close its gates to the public. The exhibition currently sits in the dark and only a handful of staff have had the pleasure of viewing it.
Whilst there is no substitute for physically visiting the exhibition and seeing it through your own eyes, we will aim, over the next few weeks, to bring you a virtual snap shot of the show and shine a spotlight on some of the fascinating artists and objects that are involved. We’ll also delve a bit deeper into the stories relating to Chatham.
Make a date with our social media channels and enjoy a weekly (virtual) private view when we take you from A – Z with Tattoo.
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust welcomes the news that museums and visitor attractions are able to reopen to visitors from 4 July.
We are actively planning to welcome visitors back to the Dockyard as soon as we are safely able to do so but this will be some time after 4 July.
We will make a further announcement to confirm the exact date as soon as we can.
In the meantime, much of Dockyard life has never stopped. Master Ropemakers has started operating again and we are taking forward bookings for filming, group travel and hospitality, including weddings. Call the Midwife Official Location Tours will resume shortly.
We would like to thank all our visitors for their understanding during this challenging period.
Last updated: 25 June 2020