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Your Big Day Out

Unlocking Amazing Heritage For You

Construction works have now started for our major new Command of the Oceans project.


This exciting project will:

•  unlock access to amazing heritage, history and stories of the dockyard of the age of sail through four new museum galleries centred on  the conservation, long-term preservation and interpretation of the NAMUR, the ‘ship beneath the floor’ archaeological find, a highly significant Chatham-built warship of the heyday of the age of sail.

•  deliver a new visitor arrival experience to both the Historic Dockyard and Chatham’s wider naval and military historic sites through the repair and restoration of 4.5 hectares of historic landscape, with  new undercover car parking, entrance, discovery centre, restaurant and shop.

The Historic Dockyard’s Ropery, museum galleries, historic ships and other attractions remain open as usual and are not affected by any of these works. However there may be some slight disruption to some of our normal visitor facilities whilst we make these dramatic improvements with first class temporary facilities for ticketing and admissions; catering, and Dockyard Shop in place for the 2015 visitor season.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE, England

Info Line: +44 (0)1634 823807 Trust Office: +44 (0)1634 823800 Fax: +44 (0)1634 823801

Fully Accredited Museum - Registered as a Charity No. 292101