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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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Address: Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 823800
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Steeped in history, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is home to historic...

Steeped in history, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is home to historic warships, a working Ropery, museum galleries and hundreds of compelling stories.

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A great day out in two days

My wife and I have just spent the last two days exploring probably the best historical site we have ever been too. I have often seen Chatham Dockyard advertised as a place to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have just spent the last two days exploring probably the best historical site we have ever been too. I have often seen Chatham Dockyard advertised as a place to visit but I was not prepared for just how good it was. The staff are helpful and very knowledeable with a special mention for the young lady... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear ronniespeller Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. We're very pleased to hear how impressed you are of this attraction and our staff. It's also great to hear that you found our site wheelchair friendly and your wife was still able to see everything. Look forward to welcome you back again... More 

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my husband and I planned a day here whilst in the area and found the whole experience fabulous. The staff were friendly, knowledgable and eager to talk which was great . Getting round the site was easy as well organised. We particularly enjoyed the submarine tour and the RNLI museum. It was really cold on the day we visited but... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear DebHirons Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, It's great to hear you were impressed with our staff and you enjoyed exploring HM Ocelot. We are pleased you enjoyed the hot chocolate and warmed up in the cafe! And It's great that you came back the following day to discover more.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were invited to see the new exhibit Command of the Oceans. We took along my daughter, son in law, and grandchildren. We all found it fascinating and well put together. We then had a fish and chip meal in the new restaurant. We all bought annual tickets and have been back since to visit HMS Cavalier and the Ocelot.... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear Popsrob Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We are so pleased that you enjoyed visiting our new exhibition - The Command of the Oceans, we hope you enjoyed discovering the ship beneath the floor! It's great to hear that you have been back to visit out warships and are already... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place to saunter about away for the hustle and bustle nice and relaxing very clean will definitely be back

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear Fattybowbow Thank you for your review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We hope to welcome you back again soon, More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from trip to Chatham Docks & Call the Midwife tour. It was cold this time of the year, need to do the interactive walk through experience which is really well done showing the history of the docks and boat building. The midwife tour guide was very pleasant and informative showing us where different episodes were filmed. It was... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear Lichlady Thank you for your review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. We are pleased you enjoyed our new Command of The Oceans interactive gallery and found the Call the Midwife tour interesting! Glad you were able to warm up with a cup of tea and some food. It is colder on site now we are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five hours and we still didn't feel like we'd covered everything, would highly recommend the Rope Tour, the most entertaining talk/walk on a dubious subject. The submarine tour is not to be missed, all the guides were very knowledgeable and all delivered with interest

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear 10ymg10 Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed both tours of The Ropery & HM Ocelot. With over 80 acres to explore here, it's not possible to fit it all in one day! We hope you make use of our 12 months tickets and come... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dockyard makes a great day out, we visited as a group of parents, teenagers and grandparents and everyone found the high quality displays and experiences very enjoyable. We particularly liked the Submarine tour and the Rope workshop where Vicky brought the ancient art to life.

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear 4_Wandering_Walkers Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. We're so pleased that we were able to entertain all of your family and that you all enjoyed your time here. Our tours of HM Ocelot & The Ropery are very popular here, It's an exciting way to discover what went on years... More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to visit! An enormous site that is packed with exhibitions, tours, information and friendly staff who are both knowledgeable and welcoming. The Ropery tour was brilliant - our guide put herself totally into the role and provided information about rope making in a highly entertaining way that involved visitors of all ages. A day is not... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear Heyer100 Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff, it's great to hear they impressed you and the Ropery guide made the Ropery experience for you. Yes our tickets are valid for 12 months, allowing you to come back for even more discovery!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit and a full day out. Really knowledgeable staff who go out of their way to help, inform and immerse you in the experience of an old historic dockyard. The Ropery is really interesting and would probably be even better on a week day when in full action. ( we visited on a Saturday when not fully... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear PHILb1247 Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Great to hear that you were impressed with our staff and it made you experience here and you enjoyed The Ropery! Yes you can climb on-board our 3 historic warships here - we provide a tour on HM Ocelot too - hope you... More 

Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the very large site on Sunday and had a wonderful time but did not get to see everything so we went back on Monday .The lady who took us round the 1-30pm ropery tour was fabulous ,we were only a small group 8 adults and 2 children but she was so informative and entertaining so pleased we... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear Patricia g Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. It's great to hear that you came back the next day to finish off exploring here! We're so glad you enjoyed the Ropery - it is one of our popular tours, and a brilliant way to see how everything happens here. We... More 

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