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“Terrific day out!”

The Historic Dockyard Chatham
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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, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a wonderful historic attraction. Loads of ships and navy related exhiits to visit. HMS Cavalier is great to wander around and don't miss the rope walk, kids may get the chance to make their own rope.
Pick a sunny day unless you have an iron constitution because it gets very cold when it is dull or overcast.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Historical Dockyard is a brilliant place to take young children as well as adults and teenagers... Lots to see and do , hands on things like making your own rope in the Victorian Ropery ..

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is worth visiting if you are interested in history and boats, also to see where several television programmes and films have been made. Also your ticket once brought is valued for one year, for as many visits as you like, within that year.

Thank Gina W
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I really enjoy going to the Dockyard. I have an annual ticket and I always bring my friends when they fly over. The 1940s weekend has to be the best.

Thank Bernadette B
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

There is plenty to see for both young and old and wheelchair access is great! We were at the dockyard for most of the day yet there were still a few exhibits which we didn't get time to see properly. For us the highlights were The Hearts of Oak Gallery, the Victorian Ropery, the Steam, Steel and Submarine exhibition though we thoroughly enjoyed all the displays. We also loved the architecture and the layout.

The yard has an amazing history dating back to the Elizabethan era of the 1500s. By the 1700s until the end of the Napoleonic Wars it was a really busy place. Ships like Nelson's Victory were built at the yard. In the Hearts of Oak Exhibition you learn how the moulds were used as patterns, how many oak trees were required for each ship etc and loads more. At one stage this yard was the largest of its kind in the world employing hundreds so that might give you an idea of the scale of the place if you read this and haven't yet visited it.

We stopped for lunch at the Wheelwrights Restaurant which we recommend. It's situated very close to the main entrance within the yard.

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