The Historic Dockyard Chatham - private tour of dockyard, art collection and ships model collection
Guided Tour | The Historic Dockyard
Wednesday 10 May 2017 - 10:30
You are invited to join the Kent committee for a privileged visit to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, which has seen huge investment in recent years. Founded in Tudor times, it is the most complete dockyard from the age of sail in the world, and it’s on the Kent's doorstep.
This is a unique visit to the place where Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, was built. Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival followed by a 90 minute walking tour of the dockyard and its facilities, led by dockyard guides.
Enjoy a fish and chips lunch on board HMS Cavalier, one of the last surviving destroyers of World War 2.
After lunch, you will be able to join private curator-led tours of the maritime art held at the dockyard, and an opportunity to view the National Maritime Museum’s collection of ships models, led by one of the curators. To complete the visit there will be a guided tour of the extraordinary Victorian Ropery.
After the tours, which will end about 3.30pm, there will be time to visit other attractions at the dockyard such as the Command of the Oceans galleries, HMS Ocelot (the last submarine built at the dockyard), the Royal Engineers’ collection and the national RNLI lifeboat collection.
Please note that the Dockyard has uneven surfaces and cobblestones and that the day will involve quite a lot of walking!
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This event has been organised by the Kent Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.