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Online ticket prices have been held for 2023

General admission tickets offer great value for money and at no extra cost are also valid for 1 year, giving you unlimited access to our incredible site with 3 historic ships, interactive museum galleries and packed seasonal events programme.

All profits made through the sale of admission tickets go towards the preservation of the 80-acre Historic Dockyard site. So every time you visit you know you are helping to look after the most complete dockyard of the Age of Sail and to develop its award winning programmes the benefit of visitors now and in the future.



Ticket Type Online Price Door Price Additional Info
Adult £25.00 £28.50 NA
Concession £22.50 £26.00 Senior Citizen (Age 65+)

Ex-Forces, HM Forces, Kent Services and Forces with ID & Students – walk up only with ID

Child £15.00 £18.00 Aged 4 – 15 years.
Children aged 3 and under are free.
Family £67.00 £77.00 2 adults and up to 4 children or 1 adult and up to 5 children.  Please note that when selecting your tickets – simply add the number of adults and children required.  Your discount will be automatically applied.
Additional Child £11.50 £14.00 Applicable when adding additional children to family ticket
Carer Free Free Disabled visitors enter at normal price (of age of ticket) and a carer free of charge. Carers will need to show a form of ID upon arrival. *This is for 1 carer only.

This is processed on walk up only 

Please note:


  • HMS CAVALIER – please note there will be scaffolding onboard to aid conservation activities

Annual Ticket Gift Voucher

... buy now and visit later

This voucher gives the recipient entry to The Historic Dockyard Chatham for 12 months (from the date of the first visit).  This voucher includes:

  • Access to galleries and exhibitions – including temporary exhibitions
  • Access to our 3 warships: HMS Gannet, HMS Cavalier, HM Submarine Ocelot
  • Guided tours – The Ropery &  HM Submarine Ocelot

It does not include entry to our Salute to the ’40s event (September).

Call the Midwife Location Tours

If you’re a fan of the hit series, a trip to see where Call the Midwife is filmed should be top of your bucket list.

A unique gift and day out, these tickets can also be bought as gift vouchers.

Download a gift card to present your Call the Midwife voucher. Simply download, save and print in the comfort of your own home: Gift Card 

Are you looking for a unique gift or struggling to find that present for that person that seems to have everything?

Why not treat them to a Dockyard annual ticket, a Call the Midwife experience or a unique gift from the Master Ropemakers?

Take a look at what we offer and simply print the vouchers in the comfort of your own home.


... UK taxpayers can make a massive difference to our charity

If you are a UK taxpayer paying for yourself and/or your family group to enter the site, you can choose to make a Gift Aid donation and the government allows us to reclaim the tax you’ve already paid at no cost to yourself – 25p for every £1 – it’s called a Gift Aid visit.

Please become a Gift Aid visitor by saying ‘YES’ when you are asked at the Admissions Desk.

By saying ‘YES’ when asked if you wish to make a Gift Aid donation when you visit, you will be making the following declaration:

“I would like the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust to treat my donation as a gift aid donation. I confirm that I have paid an amount of UK income tax or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax the charity reclaims on my donation during the tax year”.

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust – Registered Charity number 292101

The small print ...

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a Private Property and a working historic dockyard with the possibility of moving plant and vehicles. All visitors must keep to the designated paths and roadways. Please be aware that cobbled areas, paved areas, timber, steel etc walkways within The Dockyard may not always be even and can be slippery when wet. This may make some areas unsuitable for people with access problems or the elderly. You are advised to wear sensible footwear and we reserve the right to refuse admission into The Historic Dockyard, any exhibit or area within, to anyone not wearing such. Also, do not touch or climb on any exhibit unless invited to do so. All children under the age of 16 must always be supervised by an Adult. The owner and occupier of The Historic Dockyard will not be held liable for any loss, damage or injury that is suffered to the person or property whilst you are within The Historic Dockyard (however such loss, damage or injury is caused). PARKING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Please enjoy a safe visit with us.

  • General admission tickets are valid for 12 months – pay once and visit as many times as you wish for free, for 12 months.
  • All tickets purchased online will be emailed with a reference number. Please bring this with you (either printed or on a smartphone) when you visit.
  • As part of the process to buy tickets, we will ask you for you name and address. This is to allow Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust to claim Gift Aid on your ticket (if applicable). Your information is only used for this purpose and will not be passed onto any third parties.
  • Please note, that your photo will be taken upon arrival to link to your ticket. We do this to ensure that tickets are assigned to the correct people when revisting.  Photos are only stored for the duration of your annual ticket and are then deleted in accordance with our Data Protection Policy.

Travel Information

...all you need to know

We are an 80 acre site, so we understand that there’s a lot to take in. To make your travel and time here the best it can be, please see some helpful information below…

Opening Times

The Dockyard is open February – November with seasonal variations on our closing time. Please check our times before your visit.

Getting here

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is accessible by a wide variety of routes whether you are arriving by car, boat or public transport.


Galleries and attractions are generally accessible to all visitors but for full accessibility details please take time to read our information before your visit.

Latest blog articles

... dig a little deeper

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Curator, a Master Ropemaker or a Visit Maker? We regularly take you behind the scenes with our blog articles giving you a small insight into our people as well as sharing some of the fascinating stories from our historic site.