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Historic Dockyard

Historic Dockyard Review

The buildings and 47 retired ships at the 80-acre dockyard across the River Medway from Rochester constitute the country's most complete Georgian-to-early-Victorian dockyard. Fans of maritime history could easily spend a day at the exhibits and structures. The dockyard's origins go back to the time of Henry VIII; some 400 ships were built here over the centuries. There's a guided tour of the submarine HMS Ocelot, the last warship to be built for the Royal Navy at Chatham. Save your ticket, as it's good for a year.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Main Gate Rd., Chatham, ME4 4TZ | Map It
  • Phone: 01634/823800
  • Cost: £18.50
  • Hours: Late Mar.–late Oct., daily 10–6; late Oct.–late Mar., daily 10–4; last admission 45 min before closing
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  • Location: Rochester
Updated: 05-27-2014

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