Get the train to Medway to uncover maritime history, immerse yourself in Dickens and his era or explore the river on a boat trip.
Trains to Medway
Fun things to do...
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Return to the ‘Age of Sail’ when the Dockyard built mighty ships that mastered the world’s oceans. Test your sea legs on HMS Ocelot, a Cold War Submarine; explore HMS Cavalier, a Second World War Destroyer and walk the deck of HMS Gannet, our Victorian Sloop. Watch the Master Ropemakers at work using centuries old techniques on the iconic Ropewalk. Let your hearts set sail through the tides of history.
Baggins Book Bazaar
Rochester is home to the largest second-hand bookshop in England. Boasting so much character, there are thousands of books with a range of genres including Fiction, Natural History, Fine Art and many more!
Charles Dickens spent most of his childhood in Chatham. He returned to near Rochester for the final years of his life when he was an established author and based many of his novels on the area.
Dickens Discovery Rooms – Rochester
Find out about Dickens' life, work and the environment he lived in at the special display in the Guildhall Museum.
Discover the history of Rochester and Medway in a museum for all the family. Colourful and attractive displays in two stunning historic buildings feature the local, social and maritime history of Medway.
Use one of these offers and book your tickets in advance for a cheap day out.