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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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Half term visit

Took the grandchildren aged 10, 6 &4. Tickets valid for 12 mths at just over £60. Booked for the science lab workshop and submarine visit on entry. Very enjoyable - lots to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the grandchildren aged 10, 6 &4. Tickets valid for 12 mths at just over £60. Booked for the science lab workshop and submarine visit on entry. Very enjoyable - lots to see and do. Children rated it 10/10 and liked the outdoor play areas and soft play too.

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

Dear 111aor Thank you for your review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Pleased to hear that your grandchildren rated us 10/10! and you discovered Secret Lab and HM Ocelot. We hope to welcome you back again soon for even more discovery! More 

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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a very chilly day we found lots to see and do. The submarine tour was an experience, gliding through the hatches! Staff very welcoming and knowledgeable about the site. The interactive tour was interesting and informative. They serve good coffee in the cafe.

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

Dear Jking1412 Thank you for your 5*review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, It's great to hear that despite a chilly day you enjoyed your time here at The Dockyard! Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff, we will pass this on. Please to hear you enjoyed a good cup of coffee - for your... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandchildren ( 9 and 11 years old) in winter half term week. It was pleasantly busy. After paying (£63 for family ticket but £58 on line - lasting for 12 months), we suggest you go immediately to book the timed entry visits ( the rope works, submarine and science session). These seem to book up quickly. They... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic half day at Chatham - soooooo much to see and learn about in such an interactive and fun way. Glad we have the chance to go back any time in the next 12 months for free - we most certainly will! Wrap up warm as it does get very cold there (it was Feb - but... More 

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

Dear Kirstin M Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit here, and that you are already planning on coming back again this year! Yes it can get a little cold on site in the winter months - the Hot Chocolate in The Mess Deck... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was really amazing,at the entrance there is small,divided off room (cant remember the room name) and inside there was free jugs of water,glasses,posters and cool free pens-all laid out neatly on a large oval table with chairs. Amazing! Please reply.

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

Dear James H Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the water and free pens on offer. This is in the Namur Room by the entrance, which can be hired for private events. We hope you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you... More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First impression as you approach is good , the car parking area is uneven and difficult for people with walking difficulties to negotiate.In keeping with the theme the handrails are rope so be aware. Staff are friendly and informed. The exhibitions we have visited have been well presented and worth the cost of the ticket. If you can deal with... More 

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

Dear Dawn K Thank you for your review from your visit to The Historic Dockyard. We have now improved our car parking facilities, making it an even surface and accessible for everybody. We are pleased to hear you feel our ticket is good value for money. We hope to welcome you back again soon, More 

Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is interested in becoming a submariner, so HMS Ocelot ( submarine ) was the main attraction. She (Ocelot) is quite old now but it didn't put him off. The Ropery ( place where they make ropes ) is amazing. Lots of other attractions and plenty of space to roam the dockyard. You can't just visit some attractions on... More 

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

Dear ChrisBSussex Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, We are pleased to hear that you had an interesting day out and you enjoyed the fish and chips! We hope to welcome you back again soon for even more discovery! More 

Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant day out !!! Must visit as there is literally so much to see, and the stafff are the excellent!!

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

Dear mackinners Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Glad to hear to hear you had a brilliant day out here. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff. We hope to welcome you back again soon, More 

Gravesend, Kent
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90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited a couple of times with our young grandchildren and they love the dockyard. So much to explore, hands on and letting off steam. We are going again this week and probably a couple of times over the year ahead. The Doc Yard shows are fascinating for us as adults and great educational fun for the children. Highly recommended... More 

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

Dear jdunkley55 Thank you for your 5* review from your visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, It's great to hear that you've visited us a few times already and are already planning to come back again this week! We're pleased to hear that you enjoy the Doc.Yard show's - we hope you enjoyed Secret Lab and you had a lovely... More 

Canterbury
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit for all the family. Started my naval carier here and was realy impressed will the staff and things to see. Children and adults would love this.

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

Dear MilfordH Thank you for your 5* review. Great to hear you were impressed with your visit here, especially as you started your naval career here! We hope to welcome you back again soon, More 

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