Thursday, 20 August 2015

Dock Yard, Day1, Wk 5

 On Sunday we discovered The Dockyard, Chatham. Chatham Historic Dockyard is a maritime museum on part of the site of the former royal/naval dockyard at Chatham in Kent. Having a boat loving boy we are really surprised that we have not come across it before.

There are a whole variety of things for adults and kids to engage in. We did a tour of a submarine, a tour of the ropery, took part in the kids science activities and explored the various exhibitions.

I was inspired by the history of the place and the amazing architecture in the industrial buildings.

We spent a long day exploring and by the time we were ready to come home, our picnic devoured hours earlier we were famished, so what a treat it was to realise that Pizza hut, Nandos etc were only 2 mins (literally) drive away.

As a side note...initially we were quite surprised by the entry price of almost £50 for a family of four, however realising that this gave us entry for 1 yr and with so much to do we were much happier. Imagine our annoyance when we realised (3 days later) that our Art fund membership would have gotten us in free and then our joy when I contacted the dock yard to explain and was fully reimbursed!

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