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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$ 27.98*
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The Historic Dockyard Chatham Annual Ticket
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US$ 20.35*
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Call the Midwife Location Tour in Chatham

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Many outstanding days out here

Many outstanding days out here to be had, with ticket purchase you can visit as many times in one year as you wish. The lifeboats and rope making factory outstanding. Restaurant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016
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vanuatu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Many outstanding days out here to be had, with ticket purchase you can visit as many times in one year as you wish. The lifeboats and rope making factory outstanding. Restaurant in old dock building was ok but room for improvement .

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

Dear roophoto, Many thanks for the 5* review of your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham – the RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection and Ropery are firm favourites with our visitors! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for even more "outstanding days"! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Hi. We visited the attraction today (2/7/16). From the onset the staff were courteous and helpful. Our son is in a wheelchair so expected some of the attractions to be inaccessible due to their nature. Your staff suggested ways and times to visit the various attractions pointing out that the only one not suitable was the Ocelot. Suggestions were given... More 

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

Dear Andy M, Many thanks for your comprehensive review of your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. It sounds as if you had a wonderful day! Our staff pride themselves on being so knowledgeable and helpful to all visitors and always try to enable those with mobility issues the best experience possible! We have passed your wonderful comments to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We spent al day in the dockyard there was so much to see the tour was very entertaining and so was the ropery tour

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

Dear dibates13, Many thanks for the 5* review of your recent Call the Midwife tour – we are thrilled that you also enjoyed the Ropery tour and had such a great day with us! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Good for children but very boring and quite disappointing. If your in the area, go to upnor, it's much more beautiful and only 5 minutes away

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

Dear Rachel H, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. It’s obviously disappointing for us to read that you find the dockyard "very boring and quite disappointing" – we try our best to please our visitors, and as you can see here on TripAdvisor we succeed in this the majority of... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

What a fabulous day we had. Wasn't sure what to expect but there were lots of interesting and varied things to do and see -I learnt so much. We spent the whole day and some bits we went through quite quickly so could easily have spent more time there but it was tiring; it a big site. Lots of friendly,... More 

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

Dear Fiona S Thank you for the 5* review of your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. It certainly sounds as if you packed in so much! Our "friendly, helpful, well informed staff" look forward to welcoming you back again soon to explore the areas you didn’t have time for on this occasion. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Just had a fantastic day out at the Historic Dockyard. We took in the Ropery, (saw ropes and cables being made - AMAZING! - and had a great commentary from an extremely knowledgeable lady guide) ;Temporary art exhibition on the subject of the sea and various artists' responses to it (two of the works were really poignant); the guided tour... More 

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

Dear KentLotuseater, Many thanks for your comprehensive 5* review of your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. It’s good to hear that you are making excellent use of your annual ticket and we have passed your wonderful comments to all our guides. The Ropery and Historic Warships are firm favourites with our visitors and Hearts of Oak too. Our... More 

rochester kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have a year pass, well worth it. The events change all the time so loads to go all through the year for. Kids playground, Jolly jacks soft area and three eatery's. go buy a ticket and get educated about all sorts of things

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

Dear Glenn r Many thanks for the 5* review of your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham. It sounds as if you make really good use of your annual ticket – we look forward to welcoming you back again soon so you can learn even more about our wonderful naval heritage! More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I used to go to the Navy days when they were on. It was tragic tgat they stopped them, they were a really good day out. I decided to go with friends and was not disappointed. There is so much to do and see there, you can go and explore on a submarine. There are boats that you can go... More 

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

Dear Patricia E, Many thanks for the 5* review of your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham - it sounds as if you had a great day with us! Your annual ticket includes all our galleries and attractions, temporary exhibitions and school holiday activities throughout the year. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A most enjoyable day with lots to see. Wonderful to see how a ship is constructed from the drawing to the finished item. The rope loft is a must. History at it's best.

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

Dear Susan P Thank you so much for the 5* review of your visit – it sounds as if Hearts of Oak and the Ropery were firm favourites of yours. We agree with you – The Historic Dockyard really is ‘History at its best’! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great afternoon out for all ages. Such a wonderful place of interest for naval and shipbuilding history.

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

Dear Sam C, Many thanks for reviewing your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham – you’ve summed us up well and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

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