Christmas Wreath Making at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Step into the festive spirit with our Wreath Making Workshops.

As the last remaining original naval ropeyard in operation, Master Ropemakers maintains a process of ropemaking that dates back more than 400 years. The base of your unique Christmas Wreath will be formed from rope made by our expert craftsman, using the same techniques used for producing the finest ropes for the Royal Navy Ships including, HMS Victory.

The workshop will start with a welcome drink before Alex Rowling, General Manager of Master Ropemakers, guides you through the techniques for creating a traditional door wreath.  You’ll then take your place at the craft tables and let loose to create your own wreath for your home. Decorations will be provided, from foliage to ribbons to festive materials provided by the Ropery Gift Shop.

The workshop is £45 per person, which includes all materials for the wreath, welcome drink and refreshments.

The details… 

  • Dates: Sunday 28 November, Sunday 5 December, Sunday 12 December.
  • Time: 12pm-2pm
  • Price: £45 per person
  • Book: online – See button below. Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.

(please note that The Dockyard will be closed for visitors at this time of year, therefore the site is not open to explore) 

Bring a piece of this history into your home this Christmas.

Pricing Information

£45 per person which includes: workshop and refreshments and your own handmade Ropery Wreath