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Chatham is famous for its former dockyard where HMS Victory was built.
Chatham is pronounced 'Chat-um'.

Fort Amherst ½ mile

A Georgian fortress built to protect the dockyard. Guided Tunnel Tours of the tunnels. Parkland. Café. Historical re-enactments (see website for dates). Tel. 01634 847747.
Open Parkland Daily dawn-dusk. Please see website for Tunnel Tours.

Historic Dockyard Chatham 1½ miles or by bus

The large 80 acre Historic Dockyard covers over 400 years of maritime history. The many attractions include historic warships, lifeboats, a ¼ mile long ropery, museum of the royal dockyard and the 'Wooden Walls' recreation of the 18th century dockyard. Restaurant, teashop and picnic areas. Tel. 01634 823807.
Open Mar-Nov, Daily 1000-1800 (closes 1600 Mar & Nov).
Bus 1/2 from Rail Station Stop B to 'St George's Centre' stop at the far end of Dock Road, 13 minutes journey, M-S every 10 minutes, Sun every 20 minutes. Operated by Arriva.
The Historic Dockyard's pedestrian exit is 1 mile from Chatham Rail Station.

Royal Engineers Museum 1½ miles or by bus

The history of British military engineering in peace and war from 1066 to the present day. Exhibits include engineering tanks and a Harrier jump jet. Tel. 01634 822839.
Open TWThF 0900-1700, SSu & BH 1130-1700.
Bus 101 from Rail Station Stop B to Brompton 'King Charles Hotel', 9 minutes journey, M-S every 12 minutes, Sun & BH every 20 minutes. Operated by Arriva.
The Museum is 1 mile from Gillingham station.

Chatham map