Chatham Historic Dockyard

Chatham Historic Dockyard in Medway

We have 2 tours available for visitors to discover. Both of these are included in your annual ticket. To book onto a tour, please make your way down the ramp to the Plan Your Visit area. A member of our team will then book you onto the tour for the day.

We have a variety of times throughout the day, but please book as soon as you arrive to avoid any disappointment! Take the Victorian Ropery Tour and ‘learn the ropes’ with a foreman from 1875. Discover why the enormous double Ropewalk is nearly ¼ mile long.

Rope has been made here for 400 years and we still make it today – for lots of customers!

This means you can witness the mysterious craft of ropemaking for yourself during our live demonstrations by the Master Ropemakers! Monday – Friday only at 12:15pm from the Victorian Ropery building.

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