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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
+44 1634 823800
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US$28.46*
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US$20.70*
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham on numerous occasions, it being right on our door step and having many family connections over the generations. The main focus of this visit was to see the 'Breaking the Chain' exhibition about the Dutch raid on the River...More

Thank 365Travelbug365
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear 365Travelbug365 Thank you for your review from your recent visit, Great to hear that you were impressed with our latest exhibition - Breaking the Chain and enjoyed learning the story of the Dutch raid. The art work outside No.1 Smithery is in partnership with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea the historic dockyards were anything worth visiting! I went as part of work for a school trip and I was really intrigued by what was on offer. I loved the walk through of submarine Ocelot, guided by a very knowledgeable and...More

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

Dear Lindsay M Thank you for your review from your recent visit, So pleased to hear that although you hadn't thought of visiting us, you are already thinking of coming back again with some oversea visitors! Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

WE didn't pay to go in as we had other plans but there is still lots of information and interactive ipads for exploring the history whilst you wait or if you don't want to go in. There is also a café that you can get...More

Thank janedP9129OI
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear janedP9129OI Thank you for your 5* review, It's great to hear that even though you didn't pay to explore The Dockyard you were impressed with the free to enter section. We hope to welcome you back again soon as a paying visitor - don't...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A seriously overpriced visit. There is no point in tickets being valid for 12 months if you have exhausted every available exhibit in 4 hours. Nothing whatever of outstanding merit. Save your money and go to Portsmouth where the value is excellent and can fill...More

Thank jimrobinson3
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jimrobinson3 Sorry to hear that you feel we are overpriced and that you explored our site in 4 hours. Many visitors feel that you need at least 1 day to discover The Dockyard. As an 80 acre site, with 3 historic warships, 4 major...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Today we visited the dockyard for the 2nd time. The first time we went we decided to see the outside like HMS Ocelot, HMS Gannett, HMS Cavalier also the Lifeboats and had a superb time. We decided to revisit the Dockyard again today. 1st port...More

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

Dear ninakms Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit, So pleased to hear that you have visited us for the second time and were able to discover even more of The Dockyard! It's also lovely to know that you have been impressed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A really good family day out with lots of improvements since we visited a few years ago. We purchased tickets on line. The printout showed the tickets with our names and bar code. We tried to enter with the printed tickets but found that they...More

Thank ancientmariner890
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live locally but hadn't visited the Historic Dockyard in quite a while but took the opportunity to revisit when friends from Australia were staying. We were not disappointed. We booked ourselves on a Call The Midwife Tour - the BBC series is filmed in...More

Thank KatherineHM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this a fascinating visit and deliberately limited the attractions we saw thus time in order to more fully appreciate them and to ensure that we get the very best value from an already reasonably priced annual ticket The knowledge shown by Malcolm who...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't house HMS Victory, but is the place where HMS Victory was constructed. It doesn't have the Mary Rose, but three historic vessels, HMS Gannet (1878), HMS Cavalier (1944) a World War ll Destroyer and HMS Ocelot, a Cold War submarine. Unlike Portsmouth it...More

Thank futtock21
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear futtock21 Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit, It's great to hear the comparisons against Portsmouth - we are two completely different Dockyards both offering unique experiences! Glad to hear that you are already planning to come back already! See you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great family attraction. Lots to see and do here. A must is a visit to The Ropery which was made all the more realistic by our guide "Sam". Her relating of the history of the dockyard was brilliant. Thank you Sam.

Thank 145dee
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 145dee Thank you for your review from your recent visit, Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the ropery and were impressed with your tour guide. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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kimmy12CambridgeUK
We plan to pay with Tesco vouchers but the on the door price for a family is £63 and Tesco vouchers have to be bought in multiples of £10. Could we get £60 vouchers and pay the remaining £3 in cash or does the voucher have to cover the entire cost?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Kathleen C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, visited Chatham Dock Yard with a group, suggest you contact them by telephone and ask if you can mix the transaction. Hope this helps...K
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Len P
Can I bring my dog
16 September 2016|
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Response from grandma648 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your dog and I am sure it would be very welcome but having your dog would inhibit your day as you would be limited. I would weigh up the pros and cons.
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danm1979
Hi, if I buy online tickets, do I require a paper copy, or can I present my phone/tablet. Thanks, Dan
15 August 2016|
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Response from kaz1Kent | Reviewed this property |
yor i phone is ok to
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