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Hidden Heroines explores the valuable roles women played throughout the Dockyard’s 400-year history, right up to present day.

From the women of the Spinning Rooms and Sail and Colour Loft, to tales of stowaways, and women masquerading as men, this exhibition challenges the misconceptions and superstitions of women at sea.

The exhibition will also explore women’s role in war, interesting characters such as Jane Austen’s lesser-known sister, Fanny and Zandra Bradley, the first female apprentice.

While celebrating the women of the past who left a lasting legacy on the Historic Dockyard, it also highlights the stories of those who continue to work there today.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ

01634 823800


Opening times

25 July – 25 October 2020 10am – 6pm

26 October – 22 November 2020 10am – 4pm

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