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“Family venue”

The Historic Dockyard Chatham
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$34.04*
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Call the Midwife Location Tour in Chatham
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Chatham
Certificate of Excellence
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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 August 22, 2012

Lots to see and do, the details in the title. Old rope house, steam boats with trips, old Admirals house and senior Seamens abodes.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

From Nelson Dockyard to the rope factory to a lovely new hotel, and loads of eateries. This place is packed with history and well worth a visit. There is also an Outlet centre based in the Dockyard.

Thank Sue T
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great place, we have been back 4 times on same ticket as it lasts for a year. Good value for money. There is lots to see we didn’t manage to fit it all in on trip. We Particularly enjoyed going round the Submarine.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I learned of this museum from a chum who said it was on his bucket list. Good decision. Tells you heaps about shipmaking, life in Nelson's Navy, the range of ships made and trades required. Royal National Lifeboat Institution museum was especially moving. Can't fail to be overwhelmed by bravery of volunteer crews. The ropemaking guide was especially entertaining. Ships to wander through. It was a really hot day when we visited. (One of the few that summer) and the lack of shade and of seats was felt pretty acutely. Well worth it. Would even go back again!

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Could not fault the friendliness and helpfulness of all of the staff. fascinating to go round the ships especially the last destroyer to enter WW2. The victorian ropery was amazing, we were able to watch the process of the rope actually being made by the machine, very noisy but great to see. The lifeboat exhibition was good too, unbelievable to see the boats they used to put to sea in during the most atrocious weather. A great day out.

2  Thank Sue B
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