Historic Dockyard Chatham marks 400th anniversary

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has a new Call the Midwife tour in 2018 – a year which will see exhibitions and events marking the site’s 400th anniversary.

The attraction is working with Neal Street Productions – the creators of popular TV show Call the Midwife – to launch the official Call the Midwife tour in April.

Now in its seventh year, Call the Midwife is watched by 10 million TV viewers and many scenes are filmed at the Kent dockyard.

The new tour will feature material from the latest series, as well as props, costumes, set and a costumed midwife.

Events at the attraction include an exhibition called Powerful Tides: 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea, featuring objects from major national institutions including Tate Britain and Turner Contemporary.

Historic scenes made from Lego bricks will be in No.1 Smithery during the summer, depicting scenes from the Big Bang to the moon landing (July 6-September 15).

The smithery will also host Untold Stories: A Celebration of Black People in Kent (October 5-December 2).

There are festivals throughout the year such as a new food festival (March 30-31), Full Steam Ahead (April 1-2), and Salute to the ‘40s (September 16-17).

Pictured: HMS Cavalier