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The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham

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The Historic Dockyard Chatham stands as the world's most complete dockyards from the Age of Sail, the period from the 16th to the 19th century when ships dominated trade and warfare. Explore 32 hectares (80 acres) containing warships, museums, and historic buildings. Head into the steam, steel, and submarines exhibit to learn the history of the dockyard through photos, artifacts, and models. Take audio-guided tours of the HMS Gannet (1878) and the HMS Cavalier (1944) and follow a guide around HM Submarine Ocelot (1962) to learn the roles of these warships in the Royal Navy. Visit the ropery with a costumed guide to see what a Victorian factory was like. If you get hungry, eat at the on-site restaurant serving locally sourced food or bring your own picnic. And if it rains, you can bring your food into the railway workshop, which also contains an indoor playground for children. Use our Chatham online tour itinerary planner to visit The Historic Dockyard Chatham on your trip to Chatham, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Great day out. Good historical exhibition for the Victory and the life at sea and on the docks at that period. Exhibition of many RNLI lifeboats was interesting, must have been nearly 20 boats... 
    Great day out. Good historical exhibition for the Victory and the life at sea and on the docks at that period. Exhibition of many RNLI lifeboats was interesting, must have been nearly 20 boats...  more »
  • A very interesting day out for all ages. We split our attention, with one going on the "Call the Midwife" Tour and the other spending the time going over the two ships and one submarine on site. If.....  more
    A very interesting day out for all ages. We split our attention, with one going on the "Call the Midwife" Tour and the other spending the time going over the two ships and one submarine on site. If.....  more »
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  • Was not there for the Dockyard just the gift shop.
  • Its grown since we were last here

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