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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
+44 1634 823800
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Steeped in history, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is home to historic warships, a working Ropery, museum galleries and hundreds of compelling stories.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
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+44 1634 823800
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"submarine tour"
in 126 reviews
"hms ocelot"
in 79 reviews
"historic dockyard"
in 137 reviews
"victorian ropery"
in 63 reviews
"wooden walls"
in 27 reviews
"rope factory"
in 31 reviews
"big space"
in 28 reviews
"sailing ship"
in 26 reviews
"royal navy"
in 42 reviews
"hms cavalier"
in 102 reviews
"rope works"
in 27 reviews
"commissioners house"
in 27 reviews
"all ages"
in 125 reviews
"dock yard"
in 27 reviews
"large site"
in 24 reviews
"ship building"
in 21 reviews
"timed tickets"
in 25 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A brilliant day out!! Had such a fun time,for us & our son. Staff are friendly and helpful. Thanks to our annual pass, we can come back as there was sooo much to do, we couldn't get round everywhere and looking forward to future events...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here with our relatives that were visiting from the USA, they loved it, so much to see and do that we couldn’t fit it in in one visit so lucky enough you can use your ticket again for free. I hadn’t been to...More

Thank Janet D
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Janet D, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you all had such a lovely time exploring so much of the site. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our 1st ever visit and we were really surprised at how much there was to see and do. My top tip..Arrive early, as the tours get booked up very quickly during the school holidays. We enjoyed the (pre bookable) submarine tour with the...More

Thank Jenni T
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Jenni T, Thank you for your recent review. Delighted to hear you had a great 1st visit exploring the site. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here with children ranging from 2 years to 11 years. Everyone was catered for but especially the Children. The staff were wonderful and encouraged the children to learn. Every member of staff knew their subject intimately and it was a joy to talk to...More

Thank Andie T
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Andie T, Thank you for your 5* review. Glad to hear you all had a fantastic day! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for some more fun!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just returned from a day at the dock yard which is excellent value as ticket lasts for a year .lots to see and exciting ships to explore. They have differant events at listed times.at the moment they have a LEGO exhibition. Which my grandaughter wanted...More

Thank Diane S
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Diane S, Thank you for your recent review and delighted to hear you did enjoy your visit. We will investigate in to this, our sincere apologies that this happened. We do hope to welcome you all back again to explore some more!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Full on day, and still didn't see everything. Pros Rope making demo Submarine tour (even for someone who doesn't like enclosed spaces!!) The walk thru interactive historic walk HMS Cavalier -being able to explore at your own pace The yummy minted lamb cobble. FREE parking!...More

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

Dear mc2010uk, Thank you for your 5* review. Glad to hear you had a terrific day out and thank you for your feedback which we will pass on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have any interest in British history you must pay a visit...give at least 5 hours....and make sure that you arrive early to book on the 2 timed tours (included)...we arrived at 12 and missed both!! Luckily the tickets are valid for 12 months,...More

Thank Eagle444
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Eagle444, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you had a lovely time and interesting visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dockyards themselves are well cared for and a pleasant, interesting place to visit. However, after a big build up on Trip Advisor, the web site, and brochures, we were expecting something else. The advertising makes much of the historic background, but we felt that...More

Thank John M
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear John M, Thank you for your useful feedback and we are of course upset you had a disappointing experience with us on the day of your visit. Although we have never had a complaint of this nature we have taken your comments seriously and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and her took my mother-in-law there last Saturday. Really impressed with it. So many things to see, we will definitely go again as we couldn’t fit it all in. The submarine and Ropery were really good. Overall, would thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank Bernard S
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Bernard S, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you all had a lovely time exploring and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my 2 daughters and 2 grand daughters aged 13 and 10 years. Our 12.30 pm 90 minute slot Sunday 12th August 2018 was well worth our journey from our home in Nottingham. Our Guide light heartedly started off the tour with a short...More

Thank 186356Wendy
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 186356Wendy, Thank you for your 5* review and lovely words about the tour and guide! Delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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Pamela J
30 July 2018|
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Response from caspops | Reviewed this property |
I think he would love it . I did the walking tour with a broken toe it’s a long time to stand if U aren’t able but they did offer me a wheelchair
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Tort567
21 July 2018|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
We had hot food which was reasonable in our opinion.
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Rorro A
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Response from swings | Reviewed this property |
As previously said, driving is easiest but public transport links will get you there fairly easily - enjoy your day
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