2018 Marks The Historic Dockyard’s 400th Birthday

Delve in to 400 years of history at the most complete Dockyard of the age of sail in the world. It’s a unique destination that celebrates Great Britain’s magnificent maritime past and unmatched contribution to the Royal Navy’s shipbuilding excellence that led to worldwide command of the oceans

2018 marks The Historic Dockyard Chatham’s 400th birthday and to celebrate the year is packed full of activities, exhibitions and celebrations to captivate all ages!

From March 2018, explore the creativity inspired by the Dockyard, the ships that were built here and the people that worked here, alongside more recent inspiration in our temporary exhibition, Powerful Tides: 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea – featuring objects from major national institutions including Tate Britain. Also included in the annual ticket are further fantastic activities such as their major summer temporary exhibition, Brick History! See famous scenes from history recreated in Lego®, including the death of Nelson on board HMS Victory.




Please contact Susanna Hodder, 01634 823800 or email