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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$27.94*
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The Historic Dockyard Chatham Annual Ticket
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US$20.32*
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Call the Midwife Location Tour in Chatham

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This is a great day out which we all thoroughly enjoyed, even my wife! The lady that did the rope works tour was great. I enjoyed going on HMS Cavalier and HM Submarine Ocelot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great day out which we all thoroughly enjoyed, even my wife! The lady that did the rope works tour was great. I enjoyed going on HMS Cavalier and HM Submarine Ocelot, although going between compartments on the submarine was a bit of a struggle for me. It is pricey to get in, but the ticket lasts a... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went with a group of people for a "Call the Midwife" Tour. The lady (dressed the same as the midwives in the TV series) was very knowledgeable. The tour lasted approx. 1 hour and was followed by a visit to the Ropery. Lunch onboard H.M.S. Cavalier was included. This was the only downside to the day. Access to the... More 

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Upchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of approximately 40 went on an organised tour with a local retirement group, we had a great day with fish And chips on the HMS Cavalier. which was the only down side to the tour, chip and fish stone cold, compliant to the lad serving them was ," not my fault I'm only serving them " we complained... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely exhibition of old vehicles and boats. Something for everyone and a bite to eat. Quite pricey but worth a day out. Takes about 4 to 6 hrs. The submarine is worth a look.

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a Barnes Travel day trip tour (from Newbury, in Berkshire,) which included in the price our journey to Chatham, a ticket to the Historic Dockyard, and the 'Call The Midwife' guided tour of locations used in the TV series.....plus.... a Cream Tea in the Comissioner's House. It was wonderful value for money. In February, you cannot guarantee decent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is incredible. It's like a time-capsule. Yes - it does feel expensive to get in to (£88 for a family of 5) BUT this ticket will allow you to access the dockyards as many times as you like in a year and re-visit you will. It's a wonderful day out and it's impossible to take it all in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 1 week 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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