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“Great Full day out do go early”

The Historic Dockyard Chatham
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Call the Midwife Location Tour in Chatham
Ranked #1 of 32 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Went here in half term just a couple on holiday in the area. We got there just before lunch and the 2 tours which are on offer (rope factory & submarine) were only avalible after 4.15pm so do go early and book in if you want to see every thing. We skipped the rope factory as we have been to Hawes rope factory many times but booked the sub tour. The sub was great, it really brought home what it must be like to live on one for weeks on end.
There is a lot to see at the dockyard so put on sensible shoes and it involves walking around inside and a lot outside.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Arrived by train, waited for the 151 which is meant to go directly there, but did not turn up, but then decided to catch a bus which goes to the shopping centre, so a slight walk, but a much better bet. We really enjoyed the very informative trip round the submarine, also the rope making. The destroyer and the cargo ship also very interesting. The cramped lives that some people live a real eye opener.
The food is not that good, call it a "mess" not a restaurant and you would not then be disappointed. It is cold there so wrap up well

Thank walkingWakefieldUk
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

There is so much to see here that a full day or more is really needed. The highlight would have to be the rope making shed...a massive structure that seems unchanged from all those years ago...the rope making demonstration was brilliant and the 'old tar' that gave it a real star.
There are plenty of real ships (destroyer, submarine etc) to clamber over and view. The dry docks and ship building slips are so evocative of the historic age of sail...you really can imagine Nelson turning up for a test sail of their latest frigate!

1  Thank Marek010
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Visited again to join the guided tour of the " Call the Midwife" film locations. Absolutely fabulous tour which give more information than we had seen on previous visit. Amazed to learn that 75 per cent of the film "Les Miserables" had been recorded here. Will watch it again with added interest. Tickets are valid for 12 months so plan to revisit several more times.

Thank ViicMo
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We have long wanted to visit the dockyard, and it didn't disappoint. Lots and lots to see, the ropemaking demo' was brilliant, as was scrambling through the submarine...
We both thought that at least two days is required to do this venue justice, which is good as it's not cheap to get in; £17.50 for an adult which entitles the visitor to re-visit again during the next 12 mths.
On a downside, the restaurant was very expensive, as was the outside 'tea' wagon - £1.80 for a paper cup of coffee - take a flask as there is an inside picnic area!

Thank Rolfies
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