Historic Dockyard Chatham

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

Administration

01634 823800

Information Line

01634 823807

Fax

01634 823801

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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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:

Museum, Library, Archive, Gallery, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Industrial heritage site, Transport heritage site, 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.
Valour and Sacrifice

Valour, Loss & Sacrifice: Chatham, the Royal Navy and the War at Sea 1914-18

  • 26 July — 30 November 2014

A thought provoking and emotive exhibition, revealing the remarkable role played by Chatham Dockyard, its workers and the Chatham Division of the Royal Navy - commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

• Four long years of valour, loss and sacrifice are depicted using first-hand accounts, personal effects and poignant items including paintings, pictures and poetry.
• All are drawn from the national collections of Imperial War Museums and the National Maritime Museum, complemented with previously unseen items from The Historic Dockyard Chatham’s own collection.
• Learn about the ordeals suffered by these men and women as ‘The Great War’ is seen through the eyes of those who lived through it.
• See the havoc wreaked by German submarines and mines in the twisted metal remains and battle scarred ships of the fleet and learn of the new repair and maintenance challenges this presented the dockyard with.
• Discover how the losses of Chatham Division ships affected lives back home and how technologies were quickly developed to fight against a new type of warfare challenging a navy that had not been seriously threatened in Home Waters since the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult: £18.50
Concession: £16.00
Child: £11.50
Family: £49.50
Extra Child £8.00

Website

http://www.thedockyard.co.uk

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.
Frontline Kent

Salute to the '40s

  • 20 — 21 September 2014 10am-6pm

Be transported back in time! Around every corner period vehicles, evacuees and people dressed in their best 1940's attire bring the site alive creating a truly vintage atmosphere. With dance troops and the best of 1940's entertainers, this is one of the finest of its kind in the country.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult: £16.00
Concession: £13.00
Child: £10.00
Family: £43.00
Additional Family Child: £7.00

(One-Day Ticket Prices, Two-Day Tickets Available. Please see website for details)

Website

http://www.thedockyard.co.uk

photograph of US navy battleships

100th Anniversary of the loss of Hogue, Cressy and Aboukir

  • 22 September 2014 10am-5pm

Three Royal Navy Cruisers (Hogue, Cressy and Aboukir) were lost/sunk by enemy submarine action on 22nd September 1914 off the Dutch coast in the North Sea.

The ships were manned with reservists from the Chatham Division and the 1, 273 names of those lost are recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial. The first shot of the war was fired at end of August and the first loss was of HMS Pathfinder on 5th September, but this loss of three cruisers was one of the worst days for the Royal Navy so early in the war.

Please contact venue for event times.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.thedockyard.co.uk

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

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