Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Historic Dockyard Chathm
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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 temporary exhibitions at No.1 Smithery.

Make rope on the Victorian Ropery Tour; be gripped by stories of life aboard our Three Historic Warships, see BIG ‘things’ in 3 Slip The BIG Space and hear of heroic stories in RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection. Visit the beautiful Commissioner's garden and 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 with brilliant new galleries displaying world class maritime treasures from two national museums and a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and family activities.

Steam, Steel & Submarines - explores the Royal Navy’s use of the River Medway in the 19th and 20th centuries, representing a time of power, strength and adaptation, not only in terms of the ships built, but the people behind the dockyard, without which Britain may not have achieved such global influence.

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

Venue Type:

Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

See www.thedockyard.co.uk as seasonal opening applies:
15 February - 30 November 10am-6pm BST, 10am-4pm GMT
Closed during January and December

Admission charges

TICKETS ARE VALID FOR 12 MONTHS FROM DATE OF FIRST VISIT:

Adults: £18.50
Concessions: £16.00
Children: (5-15 yrs) - £11.50
Family: (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children £49.50
Additional Family Child - £8.00

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage
Getting there

By Rail: For the Historic Dockyard Chatham please alight at Chatham.
(40 mins from London St. Pancras, 1 hour from London Victoria and 1 hour from Margate)

By Bus: Local Bus Routes Arriva 140 & 141 and Nu-Venture 151.

By Road: Follow brown tourist anchor signs from A2/M2 Junctions 1 or 4, or M20 Junction 6

For Satellite Navagation please use ME4 4TY

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
War Games - The Historic Dockyard Chatham

War Games - Exploring Warfare Through Play From 1800 - Present Day

  • 27 June — 20 September 2015 *on now

The exhibition, for adults and children alike, explores warfare though play from 1800 to the present day and features a vast and diverse collection of classic and retro toys and games spanning over 200 years; tin ships and toy soldiers, action figures including Action Man, GI Joe and Iron Man; toy weapons and ‘anti-war’ toys; strategy board games including Risk and computer games including “Call of Duty”, as well as examples of fascinating science fiction and space adventure like the Lego Star Wars Death Star and Dr Who’s Daleks.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Any age

Admission

Admission charges on website

Website

http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/wargames

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Salute to the '40s

  • 19 — 20 September 2015

Time-travel back to the 1940s with your family and experience what made Britain ‘Great’ during the Second World War.

The organisers of Salute to the ‘40s are preparing to take visitors back in time to the 1940s by filling The Historic Dockyard Chatham with wartime period and vintage displays and entertainment on 19th and 20th September.

This atmospheric event will transport visitors back to the wartime years of Great Britain for a truly nostalgic Home Front spectacle. With all-day entertainment across three stages, hundreds of re-enactors, vehicles and informative displays there will be something for everyone as The Historic Dockyard streets are brought to life with the sights and sounds of the 1940s.

Admission

Adult £17.00
Concession £14.00
Child (5-15 years) £11.00
Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) £47.00
Additional Family Child £8.00. Children under 5 years Free.

Website

http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/plan/events/salute-40s/

Festival of Steam and Transport

  • 27 — 28 March 2016

It is ‘Full Steam Ahead’ to the Festival of Steam and Transport at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, on Easter Sunday and Monday, 27th and 28th March 2016.

This event promises to be a carnival spectacular for all ages.

With ALL INCLUSIVE festival fun and entertainment on both days! A FREE yes, FREE Steam Funfair, street acts, live music, walkabout performers, classic and vintage cars, Locomotives, Steam Engines, Motorbikes and much more.

A Farmers Market and other Festival traders will be on site for that perfect buy.

An exclusive opportunity for visitors to book the ‘Call The Midwife’ film location tour.

Farm animals including pigs, sheep, alpacas and honey bees, will be here to learn about, see, pet and feed. Plus a variety of foods and catering outlets for you to enjoy the perfect Easter treat!

NEW for 2016 a display of iconic Movie Motors complimented by a two day programme of Movie Music and cover acts!

One price, one place – all inclusive fun! A great start to the Easter holidays.

Website

http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/plan/events/festival-steam-and-transport/

Getting there

By Rail: For the Historic Dockyard Chatham please alight at Chatham.
(40 mins from London St. Pancras, 1 hour from London Victoria and 1 hour from Margate)

By Bus: Local Bus Routes Arriva 140 & 141 and Nu-Venture 151.

By Road: Follow brown tourist anchor signs from A2/M2 Junctions 1 or 4, or M20 Junction 6

For Satellite Navagation please use ME4 4TY

Historic Dockyard Chatham
The Historic Dockyard
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TZ
England

Website

www.thedockyard.co.uk

www.chdt.org.uk

E-mail

info@chdt.org.uk

Telephone

01634 823800

Information Line

01634 823807

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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