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What’s On

at the Historic Dockyard

Festival 400

This year marks our 400 anniversary since the Royal Dockyard was established! To celebrate this, we are putting on a number of programmes and activities for the year. ...

Powerful Tides – 400 years of Chatham and the Sea

400 years through art are explored with the gallery displaying paintings on what The Dockyard used to look like: From industrial scenes, to romantic and community scenes. The gallery also includes loans from the Tate Modern, Turner Contemporary as well as artwork featuring Tracey Emin.  ...

Call the Midwife Location Tours

We are pleased to announce that we will be working in partnership with the creators of Call the Midwife, Neal Street Productions to launch the OFFICIAL Call the Midwife tour early 2018. ...

Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Family on HMS Namur

On the 7th June, join Sheila Johnson Kindred, acclaimed author of Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen, in a FREE talk at The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Speaking on the theme of “Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Family at Home on HMS Namur,” Sheila Johnson Kindred will investigate naval life as experienced by Fanny Austen, sister-in-law to Jane Austen and wife of Charles Austen, who was captain of HMS Namur from 1812-14. HMS Namur was a unique archae ...

What's happening at The Dockyard?

THE WAGON STOP CANTEEN

Hugely popular with our visitors. A hearty ‘workshop’ menu - ‘doorstep’ sandwiches, hot Kentish pies, cakes and delicious Kentish ice cream. Eat alongside our Locomotives and childrens’ soft play.

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MESS DECK

If you think you know what our restaurant is like, think again! The Mess Deck is brand new. New kitchen, new seating, new menu - great British favourites, including our legendary fish and chips, all to be enjoyed sitting in an extraordinary building!

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