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Free day out at the Historic Dockyard Chatham

By Angela Cole

Fancy a day out at one of Kent's top, award-winning attractions for free?

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is set to stage a free day out after its first last year, held in conjunction with the Medway Council River Festival, proved so popular.

The day on Saturday, June 15, gives visitors the chance to learn about the age of sail and maritime history, including seeing the yard's three historic warships and visit the Victorian Ropery where rope has been made for 400 years.

Learn about maritime history at the dockyard
Learn about maritime history at the dockyard

Exhibitions include the Command of the Oceans galleries while visitors can see steam trains or tour an air raid shelter.

Family activities will be staged in the No.1 Smithery Courtyard, including an interactive education zone and the chance for children to create a rocket to fire.

Education workshops at Chatham Historic Dockyard
Education workshops at Chatham Historic Dockyard

To attend the dockyard's free day out visitors will need to register in advance and tickets are likely to get snapped up quickly. You can register here.

Chatham Historic Dockyard is staging a free open day
Chatham Historic Dockyard is staging a free open day

Parking on the day will be limited to Blue Badge Holders but there will be information on ways to reach the site on the website at thedockyard.co.uk

There will also be a chance to upgrade to an annual ticket - valid for a year, which gives access to all areas of the site and programme of activities.

Read more: All the latest events and ideas for days out across the county

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