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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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Address: Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
Phone Number: +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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Call the Midwife Location Tour in Chatham
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Revival festival

My girlfriend and I visited with some friends for my birthday. The revival festival was most enjoyable with lots of stalls selling retro clothing and collectibles. But the best... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Keith C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited with some friends for my birthday. The revival festival was most enjoyable with lots of stalls selling retro clothing and collectibles. But the best thing for me was the selection of food carts available. The event had been run very well and I will remember this day for a long time.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've just travelled all the way from the South Midlands for a long weekend and a second visit this year ...with free entry, as the ticket allows unlimited access for a year from purchase. We love historical exploration and the combination of so many exhibitions and exhibits on this vast site, with its spectacular preserved infrastructure is unique. The fabric... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much to see here. I went on a school visit with 60 children. Good value for money especially as if you pay for one entrance you will be able to visit as many times as you like for the next year. I particularly enjoyed the submarine and learning about how the men lived for three months in one without... More 

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

Dear KateSmith47 Thank you for your review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We're so pleased you enjoyed your time here and were able to explore HM Ocelot and our temporary exhibition - Pole of Cold! It's great that you feel its good value for money - with an 80 acre site, 4 major museum galleries and... More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The dockyard has been developing steadily over the last 20 years or so. Well worth a visit with a really interesting diversity of different displays, ships and buildings. Don't take the annual membership, probably not worth it.

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

Dear ahreeds Thank you for your review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. We are pleased to hear that you feel we have developed over the years - especially this year with our new Command of the Oceans interactive exhibition. With an 80 acre site, 4 major museum galleries and a temporary exhibition programme we believe our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another successful visit to learn more about WW2. Submarine, warship and air raid shelter experiences are all well led by dockyard staff. Would recommend and no doubt will return again with next year's cohort.

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

Dear Need_more_free_time Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. It's great to hear you enjoyed your time here and it sounds like you have been before which is great! We look forward to welcome you next year for even more adventures. More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought tickets online day before to save a bit of money. Directions adequate but you need to pay attention. Car park big, entrance new and attractive. Staff most helpful in trying to meet your individual needs. We'll be back to do the ropery, see the lifeboats and many of the other attractions we simply didn't have enough time for. We... More 

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

Dear Aldesh1 Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here and you explored HM Ocelot! Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff - we hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

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

A destroyer and a submarine to walk around. A working ropery where you get to make your own piece of rope. Film site for Call the Midwife. An exhibition showing the development of the dockyard. Something for every age. You could go there several times and still find new things to see.

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

Dear meiaruite Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, With an 80 acre site, 4 major museum galleries, temporary exhibition programme and activities in holiday times - there's always so much to explore! Thank you for your kind words - we hope to welcome you back again in 2017. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place love performing at salute to the 40s love my job ! Venue is amazing so much to see and do ! Must for the family!

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

Dear Madeline B Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. We really enjoy having you here for our Salute to the '40s event - we look forward to welcoming you back again in 2017! More 

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

This was something we had wanted to do for ages and although the weather was not favourable we made the best of it. We were luck in being to get a two for one offer on the tickets. Look out for other deals as well. Having got our tickets we were photographed as the tickets are multi use and valid... More 

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

Dear Stewartl Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We are pleased you were able to enjoy your visit here despite the weather! Yes your photograph is taken upon arrival when purchasing your tickets, for security reasons. This helps us to ensure the right ticket is with the right person. We do... More 

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

My wife and I have just spent the last two days exploring probably the best historical site we have ever been too. I have often seen Chatham Dockyard advertised as a place to visit but I was not prepared for just how good it was. The staff are helpful and very knowledeable with a special mention for the young lady... More 

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

Dear ronniespeller Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. We're very pleased to hear how impressed you are of this attraction and our staff. It's also great to hear that you found our site wheelchair friendly and your wife was still able to see everything. Look forward to welcome you back again... More 

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