Chatham attraction launches Call the Midwife tours  

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has unveiled an official Call the Midwife tour, revealing secrets and sets from the popular TV series.

The Kent attraction has been the backdrop for many of the show’s scenes, and it has worked with its creators, Neal Street Productions, on the new tours.

Now in its seventh year, Call the Midwife attracts 10 million TV viewers and series eight is being filmed.

Guided by a costumed midwife, the new 90-minute tour features material from the seventh series, as well as props, costumes and sets.

The tours will run until October 28, 2018.

• The Dockyard is celebrating its 400th anniversary during 2018 and has a calendar of special events and exhibitions.

They include an exhibition of artworks, Powerful Tides: 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea, which runs until June 17.

Tour picture by Paul Herron.