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Historic Dockyard Chatham

Picture of The Historic Dockyard, ChathamImmerse yourself in a year of discovery, exploration, imagination and commemoration at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations and the world’s most complete dockyard from the age of sail.

This unique, award winning attraction has a remarkable range of museum galleries, iconic buildings and historic warships to explore, together with a diverse programme of events, family activities and outstanding exhibitions throughout the year.

With tickets valid for a whole year, you can come back again and again – just one visit gives great value for money; visit again and again and it’s exceptional value for money! Find further information at www.thedockyard.co.uk or phone 01634 823807.

Make your own piece of Chatham Hemp rope on the authentic Victorian Ropery Tour; be gripped by stories of life aboard our huge 3 Historic Warships, explore Steam Steel and Submarines – representing a time of power, strength and adaptation of the ships built and of the people behind the dockyard, without which Britain may not have achieved such global power. Witness innovative ‘digital theatre’ as you explore our visitor experience Hearts of Oak and discover really BIG ‘things’ in 3 Slip The BIG Space. Hear heroic stories in the RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection and visit the tranquil Commissioner's garden and allow the children to let off steam in the Railway Workshop Picnic and Play indoor soft play or the outdoor adventure play areas.

Your visit would not be complete without a journey through No. 1 Smithery: National Treasures Inspiring Culture - an all round treasure house for the whole family. It has brilliant galleries displaying world class maritime treasures from two national museums and a changing programme of outstanding temporary exhibitions and family activities.