The Historic Dockyard Chatham

  • The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • The Historic Dockyard Chatham
  • The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Key Features

  • Car Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Disabled Access
  • Tourism South East Award - 2011/12 Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Gold Award 2011
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic site
  • Coach groups and educational visits accepted

Close to Chatham town centre and well served by public transport is The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Make rope on the Victorian Ropery Tour; be gripped by stories of life aboard our Three Historic Warships and find yourself at the heart of Chatham’s ship building story in Hearts of Oak. Learn The Dockyard’s 19th and 20th century role in Steam, Steel and Submarines, explore BIG ‘things’ in 3 Slip The BIG Space and heroic stories in RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection. Visit the beautiful Commissioner's garden for a little peace and quiet and allow the children to let off steam in the Railway Workshop Picnic and Play indoor soft play or the outdoor adventure play areas. Steam, Steel and Submarines also offers visitors the chance to learn more about Chatham’s role in

No. 1 Smithery: National Treasures Inspiring Culture is an all-round treasure house for the whole family. It has brilliant new galleries displaying world class maritime treasures from two national museums and a changing programme of interesting touring exhibitions and family activities.

Command of the Oceans opens in May 2016 - visit the new interactive galleries and take a voyage back to the 'age of sail' to a time when the people of the Dockyard built ships for the Royal Navy, which helped them establish Britain's worldwide command of the oceans. Using the latest in exhibition design and technology, powerful stories are unearthed, revealing the incredibly important role Chatham Dockyard, its defences and its people played during this extraordinary period of British History.

Incredible value for money. With so much to see and do at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, you can come back again and again with your 12 month ticket. (Terms and conditions apply). For more information on our programme of special events, prices and gallery opening times visit

Opening Times

Please visit website for opening times.

Ticket Info

Please see website for group visit prices. A 12-month ticket is available.


Road Directions If you are using Satellite Navigation, insert the postcode ME4 4TY and use your Satellite Navigation system in conjunction with the brown tourist signs to find the visitor car park and entrance to The Historic Dockyard Chatham.
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Dock Road
01634 823807

How to get here using public transport

Nearest rail station is Chatham is 2 miles. To reach the attraction a bus interchange can be found at Chatham rail station and Bus Stop B is marked for buses to The Historic Dockyard and Chatham Maritime. Arriva buses 140/141, provide frequent services from Chatham Station to Dock Road which runs alongside The Historic Dockyard.