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The Historic Dockyard Chatham
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$29.65*
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$22.91*
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Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Chatham
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Steeped in history, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is home to historic warships, a working Ropery, museum galleries and hundreds of compelling stories.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed May 13, 2012

There's loads to see here.It's a all a bit higgledy-piggledy but that does not detract from it.The site is huge so it can take it.Highlight was probaly the tour of the sub.All tours wwere well organised. We also got a preview of a new galley, which was good.They undersell the fact that they have the office where charles dickens's father worked as a navy pay clerk.Many people come to the area for the dickens connection so it is odd not even to mention this on the map.But a good day wil be had by all.It ceratinly has a lot to appeal to all ages.

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Reviewed May 12, 2012

There is so much to do at the dockyard. We will return one day.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Although we were initially concerned by the admission price, tickets were valid for a year which benefits the local population and we were able to manage 2 visits. Of particular interest was the ropewalk with a continuous history dating back to the 1600's. It produced the 30 miles or so of rope necessary for a fighting ship such as the "Victory" and still produces rope to order for classic ships. Our guide was "Mr Steve", still in the 1800's with an eye for the ladies who took us back to his days as foreman. The 1/4 mile long building is over 200 years old and is the longest of it's kind in Europe. Also of particular interest are the submarine HMS Ocelot, one of the last to be built at Chatham and the HMS Gannet which used sail and steam. There are a great many other smaller exhibits which are being added to all the time. There is a good restaurant serving a variety of snacks and light meals. All in all an excellent day out.

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Reviewed May 10, 2012

I love this venue! There is so much to see and do and the fact that the entry ticket is valid for a whole year for repeat visits is fantastic! A must visit ;0)

Thank Kirsty B
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

we liked the submarine best the park is good and the other ships are interesting i like that you can explore the ships. there is a small soft ball play area that good in rainy weather. Its spread over a wide area so take a buggy for younger children the outside park is great. most suited to families with older children above 5

Thank Callum F
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