The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Along the River Medway, a visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham - one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations and the world’s most complete dockyard from the ‘age of sail’ – will prove quite an adventure.
Step aboard the Three Historic Warships and discover over 400 years of life at sea. Don't miss the Victorian Naval Sloop HMS Gannet, Second World War Destroyer HMS Cavalier, and Cold War Submarine Ocelot.
Explore Steam Steel and Submarines which tells the powerful story of the 19th and 20th Century dockyard and find yourself at the heart of Chatham's incredible shipbuilding heritage; imagine life as a Victorian Rope Maker as you visit the quarter-mile long Ropery that has been making rope for Britain's ships since 1618, plus the award-winning Command of the Oceans galleries which tell the story of shipbuilding during the age of sail and lead on to uncover the remains of the Namur – our ship beneath the floor.
As well as all these fantastic attractions to explore, the Dockyard's varied program of events and activities are popular throughout the year.