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Historic Dockyard Chatham offering discounted tickets for Medway residents on universal or pension credit

A tourist attraction is reducing its ticket prices this summer as the cost of living crisis continues to hit families.

The Historic Dockyard, in Chatham, is offering Medway residents who claim universal or pension credit a major discount.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is offering discounted tickets this summer
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is offering discounted tickets this summer

The pilot scheme aims to remove the price barrier to access the dockyard.

Its website states: “In the lead up to the 40th anniversary of the closure of the working dockyard, we want as many local people as possible to be able to enjoy a day out with us, to experience climbing aboard our historic warships, seeing the last remaining operational ropewalk, getting hands-on in our galleries and connecting with the stories of the past.”

There will be a limited number of tickets available for eligible residents each day for £2 per person while those for children aged three and under are free.

Tickets usually cost £25 or £15 for children if paid for online.

People hoping to take advantage of the reduced rate will need to book in advance online and bring proof of universal or pension credit on the day of the visit.

You can find more information on the scheme, which starts tomorrow (Saturday, July 22), here.

The centre is also running a series of free creative workshops for families every Tuesday, starting next week (July 25).

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