Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a unique, award winning maritime heritage destination with a fantastic range of attractions, iconic buildings and historic ships to explore, PLUS a fabulous programme of touring exhibitions at No.1 Smithery.

From the Ropery to Robots, Treasures to Titanic, and Ships to Street Art, your visit will be full of excitement, choice and discovery!

Make rope on the Victorian Ropery Tour; be gripped by stories of life aboard our Three Historic Warships, be absorbed by the sights, sounds and smells of the dockyard of 1758 recreated in the Wooden Walls of England and be inspired by 400 years of history in the Royal Dockyard Museum, BIG ‘things’ in 3 Slip The BIG Space and heroic stories in RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection. Visit the beautiful Commissioner's garden for a little peace and quiet and allow the children to let off steam in the Railway Workshop Picnic and Play indoor soft play or the outdoor adventure play areas.

No. 1 Smithery: National Treasures Inspiring Culture is an all round treasure house for the whole family. It has brilliant new galleries displaying world class maritime treasures from two national museums and a changing programme of interesting temporary exhibitions and family activities. During the school holidays, ‘The Courtyard’ is home to family fun including Pirate Play Days and Myths and Monsters.

Incredible value for money! With so much to see and do at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, you can come back again and again with your 12 month ticket. (Terms and conditions apply).

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