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Pirate Stew Discovery Trail at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Use a special recipe booklet and treasure map to search for the motley pirate crew hidden around our 400-year-old site and complete the Pirate Stew ingredients list to receive a special prize.
We aarrrr pleased to announce a partnership with Bloomsbury Children’s Books to celebrate the paperback publication of the bestselling piratical adventure Pirate Stew, written by award-winning storyteller Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell.

Pirate Stew tells the tale of Ship's Cook, Long John McRon and his crew pirates, two intrepid children, flying ships, donut feasts and some rather magical stew.

Join Long John on a new discovery trail and meet our Dockyard pirate onboard HMS Gannet to hear the irresistible, swashbuckling Pirate Stew rhyme come to life.

Storytelling will take place a regular intervals throughout the day and are free to access and can be booked on arrival at the Historic Dockyard.

Our friends at Bloomsbury Children’s Book have given us two very special copies of Pirate Stew signed by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell to give away.

Continue the fun at home with digital Pirate Stew games.



Friday 22 October 2021 - Sunday 31 October 2021


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


01634 823800






  • A family ticket is £58 and provides unlimited access for 1 year - £13.00

Chatham Historic Dockyard
Church Lane

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