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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed our day at the dockyard.The submarine tour was very interesting and enjoyable. The rope tour was also very good as was the lifeboat exhibition. All the staff were friendly and helpful except in the cafe on the dockside. We had early had hot...More

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

Thank you 800sophie for your review of your day with us at The Historic Dockyard Chatham. We're delighted that you enjoyed your day with us. Thank you for your feedback on the team working in our cafe and we're sorry to hear that there was...More

Reviewed yesterday

Myself and my wife were lucky enough to go along to the Retro 1940's Festival held this weekend just gone. The event was well organised with easy parking and easy entrance to the Dockyard for the 1940's event. There were queues as we got there...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on the Sunday and what a disappointment. This event, once the highlight of the year, seems to be getting smaller and smaller. In past years there have been lots of vehicles to see, as well as re-enactments, but these have all but gone (only...More

Thank Kevin D
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Kevin D, Thank you for your recent review. We are sorry to hear that you felt your visit to Salute to the 40s was a disappointment. Each year we add a new elements to the event in an attempt to provide an event that...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited for the Salute to the 40’s weekend, with the dockyard being transformed into that era. Lots to see and learn about here across a large site.

Thank legend187
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear legend187, Thank you for your recent review. Delighted to hear you had a lovely visit and enjoyed Salute to the 40s. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our second visit this month and what a day to remember. Superb event with such a fantastic atmosphere. We will certainly remember this. If you get a chance then go or better still buy the very affordable annual ticket.

Thank Seymour C
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Seymour C, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you had a fantastic time. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We attended the 40s weekend at Chatham docks. There was so much to see in this experience from singing and dancing on the 3 stage shows. Walking through a submarine, walking on board a destroyer, Climbing aboard a spitfire or just walking around the different...More

Thank Dave T
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Dave T, Thank you for your 5* review. Glad to hear you had a lovely day at The Dockyard for Salute to the '40s. We look forward to welcoming you back for more exploring of The Dockyard.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful day at Chatham Salute to the Forties but please, highly inappropriate, indeed offensive, to have a stall handing out balloons advertising funeral arrangements to my grandchildren. Realise event attracted people 'of a certain age' but was a great family event and this action was...More

Thank johnhP1243XU
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear johnhP1243UX, Thank you for your 5* review. We're sorry to hear that you felt one of the traders at the event was a little inappropriate. We take feedback like this very seriously when planning future events and we will take your comments on-board when...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful place! I can not fault this attraction. The only thing I could fault is that it takes two days to see everything!! Luckily, we were staying for a week in a locally cottage. We went there one day to see most things, so on...More

Thank Heart-in-Taiwan
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Heart-in-Taiwan, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you had a lovely two days with us! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a fantastic day out at the Royal Dockyard on Saturday celebrating the 1940s. Brilliant attractions and displays made for a day to remember.

Thank Alan J
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Alan J, Thank you for your 5* review. Lovely to hear you had a fantastic day out and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the dockyard for their Salute to the 40's event. It was a fantastic day. Many visitors entered into the spirit of the event and were wearing 40's clothes. There was so much to see - lots of stalls selling memorabilia and 40's clothes...More

Thank SusanJ1745
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear SusanJ1745, Thank you for your 5* review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed Salute to the '40s! We hope to welcome you back again in the future to The Dockyard.

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Response from caspops | Reviewed this property |
I think he would love it . I did the walking tour with a broken toe it’s a long time to stand if U aren’t able but they did offer me a wheelchair
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They are made to order. I'd rather pay for that than pre packaged one full of preservatives
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As previously said, driving is easiest but public transport links will get you there fairly easily - enjoy your day
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