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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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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.
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Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
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Very well presented, highlights were the Ropery and submarine Ocelot. Slight disappointment with HMS Cavalier as no machinery spaces could be seen. Understand that asbestos lagging causes legal problems, but some token areas could be made safe to enable some limited viewing.

Thank retiredrogerb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on a Sunday in October. Some of the buildings were not open and there was no demonstration of rope making in the ropery otherwise it would have been 5 stars. Best experience was he submarine tour (30 min option) and the RNLI display....More

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

Dear Garry K, Thank you for your recent review. It is lovely to hear you had a great time visiting us. The demonstration of rope making is on every week day so do come back when you can to see this too! We look forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ineresting time spent here. Good collection of lifeboats. 3 interesting vessels to visit including the ocelot submarine. Need to bit fit and nimble fo that on. Must visit the roppery.More

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

Dear Richard R, Thank you for your recent review. Delighted to hear you had an interesting time here and enjoyed seeing the RNLI Collection and our 3 Historic Warships, as well as the Victorian Ropery. We home to welcome you back again in the future...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the dockyard and discovered they have new attractions. Lots more for the kids to see and do. Interactive games etc. It’s a good day out. May seem expensive but you can go back on the same ticket for a year.

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

Dear Jo L, Thank you for your 5* review. It is lovely to hear you had a good day out here and enjoyed discovering our new attractions. We hope to welcome you back again on your annual ticket in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day as a family, couple or on your own. Loads to see and explore whatever the weather. Good value. Give it a go !!

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

Dear Ian S, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you had an interesting day out here exploring. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place - too much to see in one day. The sub tour was our highlight, but the 2 other ships (that you can go on by yourself) were great too.

Thank trubrit7
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear trubrit7, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you had an excellent visit and thoroughly enjoyed going on board HM Submarine Ocelot. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought our tickets in the summer using the kids for a quid promotion. We’ve been so many times, every half term there is something new going on and we love it there.

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

Dear ShayleeKane, Thank you for your 5* review. It is lovely to hear you had fabulous days out here! We've announced some of next years activities so do take a look and we hope to welcome you back again soon to them.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting to enjoy the trip as much as I did but it really is an excellent place to visit. The Ropery is particularly fascinating and the lady costumed guide was really entertaining. Sadly as we visited on a Sunday the ropemakers were...More

Thank julies5070
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear julies5070, Thank you for your recent review. It's great to hear we exceeded your expectations and you enjoyed your visited very much. We will pass on your kind words to the ropery guide and we look forward to welcoming you back again! The Master...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolute must to visit, steeped in history and so interesting. The entire area is extremely well maintained, easy to walk around and well signposted. The one exhibit everyone should book for us the Ropery. This building is outstanding for the history and...More

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Felicity2018, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you had such a great and interesting day out. It's great to hear you enjoyed the Ropery building and tour and we will pass on your kind words to the guide too. We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a family at half term. I'd paid online for a family ticket with an additional child. Things didn't go well on arrival. The staff member printed out two adult tickets, but had no record of the family booking, so I pointed out...More

Thank James B
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear James B, Thank you for your recent review of your visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham and we have read your feedback with great interest. We’re sorry to hear that you had some challenges with our entry process. It probably goes without saying that...More

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Pamela J
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Response from maryL0809 | Reviewed this property |
Went there for a day trip with my wife, there is plenty to do from some ships to explore to the rope making demonstration, so plenty to keep kids occupied. I have mobility problems but was able to get around without... More
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Response from pepparoo | Reviewed this property |
They are made to order. I'd rather pay for that than pre packaged one full of preservatives
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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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