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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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Dockyard

Love the things that go on down there especailly back to the 40's days,brillant ,if you havnt been,add to you calendar,well good day out .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Janice A
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the things that go on down there especailly back to the 40's days,brillant ,if you havnt been,add to you calendar,well good day out .

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Strood, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You will need more than a day here so buy the year pass from day one. From ships, ancient buildings, the long ropery to the new modern technology used in the exhibits to really bring them to life. You just have to come.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent place to visit to see in dockside as well as the visit to dockyard and look at the boats and some places.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something different for the kids. We had a lovely day out at the dockyard. Plenty to do and see which will keep you busy for hours. The cafe is a little expensive but in all, definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place this is! This is signposted very clearly everywhere around the area and very easy to find. Lots of parking available every time that I haver been. There are 2 cafes, one next to the entrance and another next to the vessels. Definitely take the opportunity to visit the 3 ships. The submarine serves as a stark... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here on the half term week in October and there was activities that the children could be involved in for Halloween. These were individually priced and there was no charge for entry. The activities were well worth the £2 each. We then decided to visit the dockyard and look at the spectacular boats etc. Before we knew it... More 

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

Dear Claire G Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Half term Halloween fun activities and it led to you visiting The Dockyard itself! With 3 historic warships, 2 adventure play areas, interactive galleries - there really is so much to do here!... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Amazing ships and really useful place to visit particularly if you have an interest in boats and shipbuilding

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

Dear galacticaone Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Great to hear that you enjoyed your time here, We hope to welcome you back again this year - we re-open on 11th February! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the dockyard over many years under different things, the staff and voulenteers are very helpful and friendly and are a credit, the warships are stunning and a must , over the years i visited the ww2 show as it was the the highlight,BUT since the new organisor took over the show has nosed dived into the worse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dockyard is easily reachable by train from London, and is a 10 minute cab ride from the station, or about a 30 minute walk. Plan to call a cab from the dockyard to take you back to the station, as the return walk is mostly uphill. There is a lot to do at the Dockyards. Buying tickets on line... More 

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

Dear Eric G Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We are pleased to hear that you found us easily reachable by train from London. Cabs are available at the train station and there is also a nearby bus station. Yes buying online does save time and money! Booking the tour of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just love this place from the ancient history, the architecture and the now familiar film & TV sets around the vicinity - especially enjoyed Salute to the 40's festival this year

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

Dear Graham L Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We are pleased to hear that you are a fan of us. Yes many TV sets and films have been produced here. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Salute to the '40s festival this year, we hope to welcome you back next... More 

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