Things to do in Medway | The Historic Dockyard Chatham

March 29th, 2022

What was Chatham Dockyard used for?

Chatham Dockyard was a Royal Navy Dockyard which provided more than 500 ships over 414 years for the Royal Navy, and was at the forefront of shipbuilding, industrial and architectural technology. At its height, it employed over 10,000 workers.

It was first used during conflict of Catholic countries in Europe. It closed in 1984 and is now an attraction managed by the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. Many of it’s original features and buildings remain for visitors to learn about and experience.

What is there to do at The Historic Dockyard?

  • Interactive galleries of history and events.
  • Look inside 3 historic warships. HMS Gannet (1878), HMS Cavalier (1944) and HMS Ocelot (1962)
  • Get up close with a collection of historic RNLI lifeboats.
  • Go inside Slip no.3. Europe’s largest widespan timber structure.
  • Visit the Royal Navy Ropeyard. The only one of 4 to remain in operation today.
  • There are also many themed tours and events hosted at the Chatham Historic Dockyard. Visit their website for more information by clicking here. \r\n\r\nFor more things to do and places to visit in Medway click here.