The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a unique 80-acre site comprising historic buildings, museums galleries and warships.

Visitors can expect to learn how to make rope from costumed guides, discover the stories behind those who served on the site's three historic warships and explore the 400-year history of the dockyard through its museum galleries.

Permanent collection

The collection, preservation, study and display of objects and material connected to naval history is at the centre of the Historic Dockyard Chatham's activities. The collections focus around the people who worked in, or were associated with, Chatham Dockyard.

There are three historic warships on display: HMS Gannett, a Victorian Royal Navy Sloop which has recently undergone a major refurbishment; HMS Cavalier, the Royal Navy's last operational Second World War destroyer; and HMS Ocelot, a submarine from the Cold War era, and the last warship to be made for the Royal Navy at Chatham. There is also a reference collection including archives, printed books and photographs available to researchers, by prior appointment, through the Royal Dockyard Library.

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

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry
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