What's on inChatham

Welcome to Chatham

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Chatham - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Chatham to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Chatham

Tim Holehouse UK TOUR
Poco Loco

The prolific singer‐songwriter will be taking in shows across England Wales France Belgium Holland and Austria ahead of the release of his eleventh studio album kicking off the tour in London on Thursday 12th September.The album itself marks a departure from his…


Tourist Attractions

Dickens World

May 2007 will see the opening of an innovative and exciting new £62m indoor visitor complex in Kent in the UK, themed around the life, work and times of one of Britain's best loved authors, Charles Dickens.Dickens World will take visitors on a journey of Dickens lifetime as…

Coalhouse Fort

The Thameside Aviation Museum has been based at Coalhouse Fort since 1984 but started life many years earlier in 1974 under the name of The Essex Historical Aircraft Society with our first excavation being carried out in August 11th of that year, on Hawker Hurricane P3518 of 257…

Historic Dockyard Chatham

Naval heritage site covering 80 acres. Stunning architecture and displays including WWII destroyer, submarine, recreation of the 18th century dockyard, RNLI lifeboat collection, ropery and museum.‐ Wheelchair access limited‐ Groups accepted‐ Picnic area‐ Coach parking‐ Refreshments‐ Parking on‐site‐ Free site transportOpening times: Closed January and until…

Crown Quay

Dolphin Yard is the name given to Burley's Barge‐yard which was once also the location of their Dolphin Brand Cement Works. The site includes the original sail loft and forge which have been converted into a museum devoted to the history of the Thames Sailing Barge and the…

Fort Amherst

Fort Amherst is a Georgian Fortress set in over 15 acres of parkland, consisting of caves, tunnels, gun‐batteries and barracks. The Civil Defence building was formally a search light store used by the Territorial Army. It contains a unique collection of artefacts and documents coving the…

Upnor Castle

This attractive, turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area that is backed by rolling, wooded hills. The castle is fronted by a water bastion jutting out into the River Medway.Upnor Castle was originally built in 1559 as a gun fort on the orders of Queen Elizabeth…

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