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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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Address: Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 823800
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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This is such a great place to visit.any age.midwife tour brilliant. Ropery tour ok. So much to see. And a ticket for a repeat visit to. Xx food outlet good but should have enough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This is such a great place to visit.any age.midwife tour brilliant. Ropery tour ok. So much to see. And a ticket for a repeat visit to. Xx food outlet good but should have enough supplies as lots of pre booked coaches and no bread or jacket potatoes after 1pm .

Thank Kb1963
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Why had I taken so long before visiting this unique venue? Three historic ships of different eras. HMS Cavalier in the same dock where HMS Victory was built. So much naval history in authentic surroundings where ships have been built since the 17th century. Slips, warehouses, rope manufacture, cranes and exhibitions within a historic and totally authentic surrounding. Utterly brilliant!

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A really well thought out attraction and extremely well presented. All things Naval in one place and there is loads to interest both Old & Young alike Excellent

1 Thank To-Rome-or-To-Rome
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I was so surprised how much there was to do here, good places to eat, so much to see and do and they hold some fantastic events. Highlight for me was watching the spitfire fly by at "salute the 40's"

1 Thank Jamesdotmorgan
bosham sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This place is well worth a visit for adults and young children. There is plenty to see and do and the rope museum is excellent. We went into the submarine and there were small children on there but it would be very difficult for disabled people making their way through the sub.

1 Thank pamela37
Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

had a wonderful day out with the family yesterday, we enjoyed seeing the historic buildings and ships and even more so the Steam and Steel exhibit where a young man named Peter showed us around and gave us a tour his knowledge of the exhibit was amazing even more so his extended knowledge that was not displayed with the items,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

My son and I revisited the Dockyard yesterday to have another look round and see one or two features we missed first time. Our first visit was the Heart of Oak experience which was excellent. It took about half an hour to go round and was made all the more interesting by our period costumed guide who accompanied us. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

What an absolute gem of a day out. A full day with so much to do. All guides very knowledgeable. The history is amazing. Well worth a visit. Excellent facilities for food and drink or a picnic. Your ticket is valid for 12 months. An bargain. We'll definitely visit again.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

smaller version of Portsmouth but without the crowds. Staff passionate about their jobs and work place. Good cross section of all history here. A walk around the buildings recommended

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I am embarrassed to say that I didn't even know this place existed - but wow what a day out! The 'slips' used to build, repair and store these ships are enormous and breathtaking - the Warship HMS Cavalier, HMS Garnett & the submarine HMS Ocelot were fantastic - both warships had staff on board that explained lots about their... More 

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