Chatham Historic Dockyard Tours and Activities
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Fans of British TV will probably recognize Chatham Historic Dockyard from shows like Mr Selfridge, Sherlock Holmes and Call the Midwife, and the vast naval complex is equally impressive both on and off screen. The 80-acre site is now an award-winning maritime attraction, including museums, restored vessels and exhibitions, and offers a fascinating
insight into British naval history.
The star attractions of the dockyard are a series of three historic warships, the Victorian-era HMS Gannett, the WWII destroyer HMS Cavalier; and the cold war submarine HMS Cavalier, and visitors can get a glimpse into life at sea as they explore on-board. Additional highlights include the historic Ropery and Smithery; a collection of RNLI lifeboats; the aptly named BIG Space, which showcases the largest of the dockyard’s artifacts; and a series of exhibitions focusing on the dockyard’s history, its use by the Royal Navy and its role in WWII.
The Historic Dockyard is located on the east bank of the River Medway in central Chatham and is open daily from 10am to 4pm in winter or 6pm in summer. Adult admission is £24.
Address: Church Lane, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE, England
Hours: Daily 10am-4pm (winter) or 6pm (summer)
Admission: Adult £24, Child £14
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Chatham Historic Dockyard
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the 'Call the Midwife' set on this tour in Chatham. Follow your midwife guide on a walking tour around the exterior filming locations, including the historic Dockyard Chatham.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Chatham Historic Dockyard hours of operation?
Chatham Historic Dockyard hours of operation: Daily 10am-4pm (winter) or 6pm (summer). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Chatham Historic Dockyard?
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