The Historic Dockyard Chatham

A site of international maritime heritage significance and the most complete Dockyard of the Age of Sail in the world.

Eighty acres in size, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has over 100 buildings and structures – the majority of which were constructed between 1704 and 1855.

Today – the most complete Dockyard of the Age of Sail in the world – its fine architecture and technically advanced buildings and structures are a joy to behold and enjoy.

One of Britain’s leading maritime heritage attractions with Three Historic Warships, a working Victorian Ropery, Historic Lifeboat Collection, Dockyard Railway, Hearts of Oak digital theatre and play areas, plus magnificent collections from 2 national museums.

New interactive galleries take you on a voyage back to the ‘age of sail, where powerful stories are unearthed revealing the incredibly important historical role of Chatham Dockyard.

For generations, the dockyard was a secret and secure site – now it is open and just waiting for you to explore.


Opening Times

2 – 16 February  2019

7 February – 31 March 2019

1 April – 27 October 2019

28 October – 24 November 2019

10.00am – 3.00pm

10.00am – 4.00pm

10.00am – 6.00pm

10.00am – 4.00pm



Please see the accessibility information on The Historic Dockyard website for details


Member: Gold member

ATAK Trade Pass Accepted

Events at The Historic Dockyard Chatham