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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Chatham, Kent, England

  • Children jumping on a large anchor sculpture at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • Family cutting log with saw at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • Two girls looking at a monument at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has a fantastic range of attractions, iconic buildings and historic ships to explore with your family of little historians.

Home to rope making for almost 400 years it's your turn to make rope like the Victorians on the Victorian Ropery Tour. From a Cold Water submarine to a Victorian sloop the 3 historic warships will have you setting sail on a historical adventure like no other. Command the Ocean and explore the Age of Sail galleries through an immersive and interactive experience that the kids are certain to love. Head off for story time at the No.1 Smithery where you will unearth incredible tales of the past through objects, paintings and play.

Let the kids let off some steam in one of the many play areas. Run, jump and hide in the outdoor play area. Or scramble your way through the soft play indoor area. The beautiful garden space is an ideal setting to enjoy a tasty picnic full of tasty treats. Or visit the brand new mess dock for some tasty fish & chips and other delicious classics.

  • Historic Warships
  • Victorian Ropery Tour
  • Tasty Food at the Mess Dock


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Chatham, Kent, ME8 4TZ, England


Click here to visit The Historic Dockyard Chatham's website
01634 823800

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

11th February - 25th March 2017: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

26th March - 28th October 2017: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

29th October - 26th November 2017: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission

Adults: £24.00

Kids (5-15): £14.00

Concessions: £21.50

Family from £63.00

More Information

Guest suitability

All areas are accessible to wheelchair users apart from the submarine and WW2 destroyer. 


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