The Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Old Surgery, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ
Brunel Way Chatham England ME4 GB

Discover Chatham’s dockyard story from the Victorian times through to two World Wars as you see and learn the stories of steam, steel & submarines. This historic dockyard has a fantastic range of attractions, iconic buildings and historic ships to explore.

Visit the No.1 Smithery, with its impressive galleries, displaying world-class maritime treasures, and have a great time doing fun activities there as well. You can also visit the RNLI lifeboat collection and imagine how lucky the people out at sea were to be rescued by the brave and determined lifeboat members.

Step on board three historic warships and get a taste of life on the ocean, then go on the Victorian Ropery Tour and try making a rope like the Victorians used to do. It is not as easy as it looks! Afterwards, see ‘big’ things in the ‘3 Slip, The BIG Space’ and learn about the heroic stories of the dock’s fearless dockworkers. You will become inspired by the innovation and bravery of those who worked at the dockyard.

Children can let off steam in the Railway Workshop and outdoor play areas, and afterwards the whole family can have a picnic in the picnic areas, or visit the Commissioner’s garden for a little peace and quiet.

Facilities: Disabled toilets, disabled parking and disabled access to some galleries.

Limited access to ships, virtual tours available for those with accessibility issues.

Opening Times: Open most of the year (opening times vary please see website for details.

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