The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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Book one-day tickets now for a fascinating historical day out at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Give your family and friends a trip to remember with an amazing day out filled with learning, heritage, exploring and photo opportunities!

The story of Chatham Dockyard and its people can be discovered in their incredible immersive exhibition galleries.

Explore three historic warships to learn about warship construction, refit and repair and examine important objects related to the Dockyard and the wider maritime world from the collections of Royal Museums Greenwich and Imperial War Museums.

What can I explore at The Historic Dockyard Chatham?

  • HMS GANNET: Explore the amazing HMS Gannet. Powered by both sail and steam, with a hull constructed from stout teak planking on a strong iron frame, this highly significant vessel forms part of the United Kingdom’s core national collection of historic ships
  • HMS CAVALIER: Launched in 1944, HMS CAVALIER is a CA-class destroyer. She is preserved as The National Destroyer Memorial commemorating the 11,000 lives and 142 Royal Navy Destroyers lost during the Second World War.
  • HM Submarine OCELOT: Launched in 1962, HM Submarine OCELOT was the last warship built at Chatham for the Royal Navy. She was one of 57 submarines built between 1908 and 1966 and served during the Cold War in the Arctic, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and Baltic Seas.
  • The Ropery: Visit The Ropery Gallery for an atmospheric journey through the lives of Ropery workers, past and present, before stepping out onto the iconic ropewalk and witnessing ropemaking in action. 

Get tickets below to Chatham's amazing events this summer:

  • Get tickets here for The Game Is Afoot: Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes, follow the clues and discover if you have what it takes to solve a mystery lost to history!
  • Get tickets here for the RNLI 200: The Exhibition: Experience the exhilarating story of the RNLI as the lifesaving charity celebrates its 200th anniversary in the brand-new exhibition for 2024!

Don't miss out on this incredible day out of discovery, get your 1 day tickets now and have them delivered instantly via email and SMS!

THE GAME IS AFOOT: Chatham Historic Dockyard

Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes, follow the clues and discover if you have what it takes to solve a mystery lost to history!

Available from 27 July 2024 to 1 September 2024

RNLI 200: The Exhibition at Chatham Historic Dockyard

Experience the exhilarating story of the RNLI as the lifesaving charity celebrates its 200th anniversary in the brand-new exhibition for 2024!

Available to 1 September 2024
Khartoum Road,
England,
Medway ME4 4TZ
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How To Find Us

By car:

Please use address The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ

Follow the Brown tourist signs (anchor) from Junctions 1, 3 and 4 of the M2 and Junction 6 of the M20.

They have plenty of car parking spaces with no height restrictions. Motorhomes are welcome but please note that these cannot be parked overnight.

There are dedicated parking bays for Blue Badge Holders and EV charging points available.

By Train:

The Historic Dockyard Chatham’s nearest train station is Chatham Station which is regularly served by Southeastern High Speed travelling to/from London St Pancras as well as regular services via London Victoria and Charing Cross.

By Bus:

The Historic Dockyard is served by a number of local bus services currently operated by Arriva buses.

For up-to-date information on local buses please visit the Arriva website and enter ‘Chatham Historic Dockyard’ as your destination.

  • Toilets
  • Changing Places
  • Restaurant and Canteen/Café available on site
  • Free parking
  • Gift Shop

The distance between the main entrance and the furthermost gallery is approximately 800 metres. The Historic Dockyard Chatham have worked with AccessAble to create access guides around the whole site, and they have a ‘Changing Places’ facility.

The route between the galleries and ships has a fairly even surface with the ground sloping down from east to west. Guests are welcome to bring any type of mobility vehicle. 

There are accessible toilets located throughout the site at the following locations:

  • Museum Square
  • Thunderbolt Pier
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • No.1 Smithery
  • Mess Deck
  • Steam, Steel & Submarines.

One personal assistant is permitted free entry if you are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

Yes, dogs are allowed on site, but not in the galleries and eating areas.

Yes! Parking is free on site.

They also have disabled parking in the main car park within easy reach of the admission point, please display your Blue Badge clearly. 

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