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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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Address: Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
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+44 1634 823800
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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US$27.86*
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US$20.26*
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Brilliant day

I took my grandson aged 7 and had a fantastic day it is all very well organised and all the staff seem to really know what they are talking about. We took the Ropery tour, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
timbie8
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Essex, England
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Essex, England
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my grandson aged 7 and had a fantastic day it is all very well organised and all the staff seem to really know what they are talking about. We took the Ropery tour, the science tour and the submarine tour. We had some time between and had a walk around the lifeboats and some lunch. The lunch in... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear timbie8 Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Great to hear that this is your third visit and were still discovering more to do! Thank you for your kind comments regarding the food in The Mess Deck - we will pass this onto the team. Look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Hampshire
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the dockyard on Friday arriving at 1030 - we left at closing time (1700) having not seen everything! The guided tour in the morning gave us a really good history of the dockyard and the visit to the ropery in the afternoon was SUPERLATIVE! A really interesting subject was made hilarious by our guide - her deadpan delivery... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear Bluelady21 Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Great to hear you had such a long day with us and yet still have more to explore! Pleased that our member of staff made your day - we will pass this onto the team. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating day out if you are interested in our nautical heritage. The Dockyard tour is well worth taking with knowledgable friendly guides. Thank you Steve and Sam. I will be back for a second visit! James

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear James C Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit here and our staff were able to help you with more information. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the grandchildren aged 10, 6 &4. Tickets valid for 12 mths at just over £60. Booked for the science lab workshop and submarine visit on entry. Very enjoyable - lots to see and do. Children rated it 10/10 and liked the outdoor play areas and soft play too.

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear 111aor Thank you for your review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Pleased to hear that your grandchildren rated us 10/10! and you discovered Secret Lab and HM Ocelot. We hope to welcome you back again soon for even more discovery! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On a very chilly day we found lots to see and do. The submarine tour was an experience, gliding through the hatches! Staff very welcoming and knowledgeable about the site. The interactive tour was interesting and informative. They serve good coffee in the cafe.

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear Jking1412 Thank you for your 5*review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, It's great to hear that despite a chilly day you enjoyed your time here at The Dockyard! Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff, we will pass this on. Please to hear you enjoyed a good cup of coffee - for your... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our grandchildren ( 9 and 11 years old) in winter half term week. It was pleasantly busy. After paying (£63 for family ticket but £58 on line - lasting for 12 months), we suggest you go immediately to book the timed entry visits ( the rope works, submarine and science session). These seem to book up quickly. They... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic half day at Chatham - soooooo much to see and learn about in such an interactive and fun way. Glad we have the chance to go back any time in the next 12 months for free - we most certainly will! Wrap up warm as it does get very cold there (it was Feb - but... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear Kirstin M Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit here, and that you are already planning on coming back again this year! Yes it can get a little cold on site in the winter months - the Hot Chocolate in The Mess Deck... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was really amazing,at the entrance there is small,divided off room (cant remember the room name) and inside there was free jugs of water,glasses,posters and cool free pens-all laid out neatly on a large oval table with chairs. Amazing! Please reply.

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear James H Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the water and free pens on offer. This is in the Namur Room by the entrance, which can be hired for private events. We hope you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you... More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First impression as you approach is good , the car parking area is uneven and difficult for people with walking difficulties to negotiate.In keeping with the theme the handrails are rope so be aware. Staff are friendly and informed. The exhibitions we have visited have been well presented and worth the cost of the ticket. If you can deal with... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear Dawn K Thank you for your review from your visit to The Historic Dockyard. We have now improved our car parking facilities, making it an even surface and accessible for everybody. We are pleased to hear you feel our ticket is good value for money. We hope to welcome you back again soon, More 

Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is interested in becoming a submariner, so HMS Ocelot ( submarine ) was the main attraction. She (Ocelot) is quite old now but it didn't put him off. The Ropery ( place where they make ropes ) is amazing. Lots of other attractions and plenty of space to roam the dockyard. You can't just visit some attractions on... More 

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this review

Dear ChrisBSussex Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We are pleased to hear that you had an interesting day out and you enjoyed the fish and chips! We hope to welcome you back again soon for even more discovery! More 

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