It cost us (family of 4) £39.50 to get in and I consider that to be money well spent. There are 3 moored vessels to board (a destroyer, an old sail/steam vessel and a guided tour of a submarine) Entertaining fact . Because of water and space restrictions, early submariners usually wore the same pair of underpants all voyage - in various configurations - right way round, back to front, inside out, till finally there was no point in varying any more..all aspects were the same!)
There are various museums and other exhibits, but the highpoint for us was the ropery. What's the point of spending money to look at a load of old rope I hear you ask. Well, you'd be surprised (particularly if you get the eccentric - and highly amusing - guide that we had) Ropes are still made there, in the longest single building in Britain and the tour points up the ancient tradition of Chatham as a Naval base.
Of course, you have to be the types who would enjoy this sort of excursion. If you are, then put the yard on your itinerary. You won't be disappointed.
There is a nice little restaurant, which I found to be a trifle expensive.but I still hark back to 1960's prices (the wife says)
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