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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. ...

Untold Stories: A Celebration of Black People in Kent

Showcasing in No.1 Smithery – This revealing exhibition celebrates the Black community of Kent over the centuries – from leading lights in the abolitionist movement in the 18th century to families making their homes in Kent. ...

Sea Folk Sing

November will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. In North Kent, how well do we know the local stories of that time? As we look to the next 100 years, what have we learned about peace and reconciliation? Sea Folk Sing is a new choir production showing in Gravesham, Medway and Swale between 2018-2019. This year will explore the theme of reconciliation and WW1, while next year will focus on uncovering sea folklore. Performances of a new piece of music by local composer Emily Peas ...

What's happening at The Dockyard?


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.



If you think you know what our restaurant is like, think again! The Mess Deck serves the great British favourites, including our legendary fish and chips, all to be enjoyed sitting in an extraordinary building and outside terracearea.