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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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Steeped in history, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is home to historic warships, a working Ropery, museum galleries and hundreds of compelling stories.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
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+44 1634 823800
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First visit for some time – arrived after 2.00 pm to find that many of the exhibits were about to close due to the winter timetable – decided as it was a sunny day to buy a ticket and gift aid and wander around the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PeteD60
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fantastic place to visit with excellent parking facilities. I’d eat first because you need to take out a second mortgage to afford to eat there, which is a shame as for me personally, part of the trip out is eating out. Really interesting exhibits...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WeLoveHolidaysAbroad
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited last Sunday weather wasn’t best day for it but we made the most of it thoroughly enjoyed the rope making talk and demonstration. Even made some rope Malcolm the Guide was very knowkedgeable and funny very enjoyable day will Visit again soon the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank linda m
dockyardchatham, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear linda m, Thank you for your 5* review and kind words about our tour guide Malcolm, we shall pass this on to him. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed the rope tour! We hope to welcome you back again soon and hopefully it...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great day. With six and three year old grandsons so much to do. Great hands on experience. Will be back. Can I have my birthday party there?More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank butterflyteacher2016
dockyardchatham, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear butterflyteacher2016, Thank you for your 5* review. We are delighted to hear you all had such a lovely time and yes you can have birthday parties here! We can help you celebrate many occasions here including birthdays and Pirate birthday parties are available for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The docks are now a sailing ships and rail museum. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. IT NOT CHEAP but there are cafes and a days worth of things to see. t was closed in 1984. After closure the dockyard was divided into three sections....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
dockyardchatham, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear A3303XQpaulh, Thank you for your 5* review. We hope you enjoyed your visit seeing the oldest part of the original Dockyard which we work hard to preserve. With your ticket lasting a year we do hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the historic dockyard since being a child they have added additional features throughout the years. So many things to do and learn from the ages of one of the most famous British dockyards. I would recommend this place if you love a step back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paulcJ7709NK
dockyardchatham, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear paulcJ7709NK, Thank you for your 5* review and lovely words about The Dockyard. It is lovely to hear you have been visiting us since being a child and still enjoy it so much. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting place, plenty to see and do and full of rich history, well worth a day out especially if the weather is good, many a great movies filmed there also.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Darren H
dockyardchatham, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Darren H, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you had a great day out and enjoyed learning the rich history as well as the filming locations here. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken my son here three times now and he absolutely loves it (aged 4,then 5). If you get there early you can get on the free activities which you have to book on the day. We loved the science experiments! I wish you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jessica V
dockyardchatham, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jessica V, Thank you for your recent review. It is great to hear you and your children have had such great visits with us. Don't forget Doc.Yard's Secret Lab is back this April and Doc.Yard and Bunsen will be back in the summer too....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dockyard is full of fab items from the call the midwife set to the war ships . It's great for adults and kids when go every year .

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sherri B
dockyardchatham, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sherri B, Thank you for your 5* review. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed seeing the War Ships and the official filming locations for Call the Midwife! We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited here for about 3 hours. They have a soft play which we would have used for sure if we had younger ones, plenty to see, better on a nice day, decent cafe, half a day visit is enough.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pezianni
dockyardchatham, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Dear pezianni, Thank you for your recent review. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your day. As you now have annual tickets please do check out on our website our programme of events this year which is included in your ticket! We hope to...More

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Response from 502pastoro | Reviewed this property |
There are shops close by and the town centre is a close walk from the place.
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Response from Heart-in-Taiwan | Reviewed this property |
Yep lots of free parking
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Response from maryL0809 | Reviewed this property |
Went there for a day trip with my wife, there is plenty to do from some ships to explore to the rope making demonstration, so plenty to keep kids occupied. I have mobility problems but was able to get around without... More
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