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Historic Dockyard Chatham (The), Chatham, Kent

Historic Dockyard Chatham (The)

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The Historic Dockyard Chatham is one of the world’s most fascinating and significant maritime heritage locations. Eighty acres containing spectacular architecture and exciting naval and maritime exhibits.

  • Journey through 400 years of the history of Chatham and the Royal Navy in the Museum of the Royal Dockyard.
  • Experience the open bridge of the World War II destroyer HMS Cavalier and go below decks to see how the crew lived.
  • Swing through the hatches of the spy submarine Ocelot, the last warship built at Chatham for the Royal Navy, which prowled the depths of the oceans.
  • 2004 sees the completion of the restoration of HMS Gannet, the last remaining Naval sloop of the Victorian Navy - a fully refurbished hull, re-floating, the masts and spars put in place and even rigged.
  • Discover how a wooden warship was built in 1758 in the “Wooden Walls” exhibition, experience the sights, sounds and smells of the working 18th Century dockyard.
  • See the RNLI’s national collection of lifeboats and relive the heroic rescues made by the volunteer crews as they risked their lives.
  • Themed tours of the awe-inspiring, working Ropery complex using traditional methods dating back to 1618.


Nearest UK Airport: Gatwick
Months Open: Open daily 14 Feb - 31 Oct
10 - 6 (or dusk if earlier)
Last entry 3pm until Saturday 27 March, 4pm thereafter.
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: £10
Children (5-15): £6.50
Concessions: £7.50
Family (2+2): £26.50
Ex Family Child: £3.25
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Restaurant/Café/Refreshments

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