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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 3 days ago

This is a review of the Call the Midwife Tour", as that does not seem to have an entry in its own right. [Why not?] This is an excellent activity, and I cannot understand why one of your reviewers damned it so strongly. I can...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the dockyards to do the Call The Midwife tour as I am a huge fan of the programme. Our 'midwife' tour guide, Claire, was brilliant. She knew her stuff, was welcoming, witty and really made the tour entertaining. We also did the...More

Thank Lemon123456
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Chatham Naval Dockyard Museum before but on a relatively brief visit. This time we spent two days covering Museum from head to tail. Wandering around HMS Cavalier was great fun though we don’t get to see the engine room, (one...More

1  Thank GaiusMagnus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, staff were so helpful and informative, especially Alex at the Ropery and Dan on the submarine. Will definitely go back as need more time to see every thing

Thank linl44
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear linl44 Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit, pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visits to the ropery and submarine. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff, We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a lovely day at the Historical Dockyard and Ropery , the Ropery is celebrating 400 years of continuous operation, you can still watch them making ropes daily. This Dockyard is where the film Call The Midwife as well as many movies such as Sherlock...More

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

Dear karenwardsmith Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit, Pleased to hear that you had a lovely day visiting us and enjoyed both guided tours of the ropery and submarine. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place of interest to people of all ages and will keep you fully occupied for at least four hours the history here is fabulous we owe a lot to the royal navy and and connected industries in the medway towns please come...More

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

Dear lenostheimer Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit, Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit here and also were able to explore the rest of Medway too! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first selection of words are We will be going back to Chatham Dockyard 1940s next year 2019. It is an amazing experience. There is a 1940s Dance night prior to the 1940s Saturday and Sunday weekend. so we will book a hotel for the...More

Thank jenroy911
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jenroy911 Thank you for your 5* review from your visits to Salute to the '40s. This year the event is on the 16th & 17th September - we hope to welcome you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago

When my fiance suggested an outing to a dockyard, I thought it would be 'boys' stuff'. How wrong I was! The site is enormous and really does have something for everyone, We toured 2 ships and a submarine (very claustrophobic!), were treated to a 'back...More

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

Dear Sue C Thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit, Pleased to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by your visit and enjoyed your day out here! Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff too - we look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out with lots of different exhibits and things to do. The food and drink in the cafes and restaurants are very good. Also as it is an annual ticket you can go back a number of times. Very family friendly.

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

Dear Russgas, thank you for your 5* review from your recent visit, Pleased to hear that you had a great day out with us and you enjoyed the food and drink in the restaurants. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the tour the best bit was the museum part. Loved learning about the set secrets. Food is very expensive and not very nice. Our midwife was very funny and friendly. A gift shop would have been a great extra to have.More

1  Thank KBH1985
Historic C, Public Relations Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear KBH1985 Thank you for your review from your recent visit, Pleased to hear that you enjoyed you Call the Midwife tour - thank you for your kind comments regarding your midwife tour guide. We do have a gift shop onsite, apologies this was not...More

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tara a
2 June 2018|
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Response from Victoria S | Reviewed this property |
You pay one entrance fee and all activities within the dockyard are free. Also the ticket is valid for as many return visits as you please for a whole year
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Sarah D
6 May 2018|
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Response from Alistair L | Reviewed this property |
Not that I could see, the parking is just outside so if you have any bags that are not of the rucksack variety I would recommend leaving them in the car.
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27 March 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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