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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TZ, England
+44 1634 823800
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Call the Midwife Location Tour in 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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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"
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"hms ocelot"
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"historic dockyard"
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"victorian ropery"
in 62 reviews
"wooden walls"
in 27 reviews
"big space"
in 28 reviews
"rope factory"
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"hms cavalier"
in 99 reviews
"royal navy"
in 39 reviews
"commissioners house"
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"rope works"
in 26 reviews
"all ages"
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"sailing ship"
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"large site"
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"dock yard"
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"ship building"
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"annual ticket"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My second visit, taking advantage of the free re-entry within 12 months. Such a great idea! The Historic Dockyard at Chatham holds some of the best preserved, and unique displays I've ever seen, and is well worth a visit. Finding the site is easy, with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took my teenage son here on spec on Sunday , I wasn’t sure what to expect but we both thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. The staff are knowledgable, and the exhibits are excellent. The best thing is the tickets are valid for a year ,...More

Thank Nic Q
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Historic C, Guest Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Nic Q Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit, Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, especially as you wasn't sure what to expect! Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff. We look forward to welcoming...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited to join the Call the Midwife Tour but were very impressed with the attraction, clean, nicely renovated, the cafe and visitor centre is lovely, lots of space to eat both inside and outside. Friendly helpful staff.More

Thank Michelle G
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Historic C, Guest Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Michelle G Thank you for your 5* review from your visit on the Call the Midwife tour, Pleased to hear you were impressed with the site and found our staff friendly and helpful. We hope to welcome you back again soon for even more...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband wanted to visit the dockyard and I really wasn’t keen. My mind was soon changed. This is an amazing day out. From the destroyers to the submarine tour (my personal favourite). You need the whole day to appreciate the enormity of the place....More

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Julie S Thank you for your 5* review, Pleased to hear that despite reservations at first, you enjoyed your visit here. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the children and they really enjoyed the rope making tour. We spent about 5 hours here looking at the various things to to see.

Thank Judy A
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Judy A, Thank you for your 5* review, Great to hear the children enjoyed the ropery tour - we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic place to visit even if you think you are not interested in ships and you are there on a cold spring day! There was so much to see and do. For us the highlights were the submarine tour and the ropery tour. The...More

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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear LJS60 Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit, Pleased to hear you enjoyed both of the guided tours - thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff. We will feedback your comments to the team. We look forward to welcoming...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was our second visit. We originally purchased tickets in August last year and as they last a whole year and we didn't get everything done last time, we decided to go again. My boys are 2 and 4 and there's so much for them...More

Thank Em4owen
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Em4owen Thank you for your 5* review, Great to hear that you have enjoyed visiting us on both occasions, and explored the submarine and the rest of the site. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff. We look forward to welcoming you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have so many different things to see and explore. Entry fee is not the cheapest thing but i would say its worth it considering how big the place is and what you can do, such as exploring a submarine. There special events such as...More

Thank Ben D
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ben D Thank you for your review from your recent visit, Pleased to hear that you found us great value for money and enjoyed exploring our site. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the guide for the ropemaking as did the children we had with us. However, like us they were disappointed with the submarine tour. We had done this tour previously with guides who were ex submariners and made sure we knew what we were looking...More

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

Dear Irenecob Thank you for your review from your recent visit, We are pleased to hear that you and your children enjoyed the ropery tour and had a great day with us. Sorry to hear your disappointment on the HM Submarine Ocelot tour - please...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way home from holiday as a "something to do along the way" type of visit on a tip from a friend It was the best tip ever! The Ropery tour was excellent fun and the time we spent on the...More

Thank Phil P
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Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Phil P Thank you for your 5* review, Pleased to hear that we were a pleasant surprise and that you enjoyed both of our guided tours. Thank you for your kind comments, we hope to welcome you back again if you are the area!

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Nicolas M
March 27, 2018|
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Response from 201loopyloo | Reviewed this property |
I've can't remember if there is a teaching platform or questionnaire specifically for students but if you contact them I'm sure they could accommodate you, sorry I couldn't be of more help
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apatish3
November 1, 2017|
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Response from Csorways | Reviewed this property |
It's 15%, we got it off a a family ticket. There is a promotions page on the Dockyard website which confirms it :)
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apatish3
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Response from garysJ9232WS | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You can get 15% off your ticket price providing you can show your English Heritage card on arrival. However if you book your tickets on-line you can (at the moment) get 20% off your tickets. But beleive this is a... More
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