We are delighted to announce that tickets for Southern Alfa Day on 3rd September are now available!
IMPORTANT: Entry to this event is by advance ticket only – please do not turn up without a ticket as there is no facility to pay on the gate.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a maritime museum on part of the site of the former royal/naval dockyard at Chatham in Kent, South East England.
Established in Chatham in the mid-16th century, the dockyard subsequently expanded into neighbouring Gillingham. It came into existence at the time when, following the Reformation, relations with the Catholic countries of Europe had worsened, leading to a requirement for additional defences. Over 414 years Chatham Royal Dockyard provided more than 500 ships for the Royal Navy, and was at the forefront of shipbuilding, industrial and architectural technology. At its height, it employed over 10,000 skilled artisans and covered 400 acres (1.6 km2). Chatham dockyard closed in 1984, and 84 acres, comprising the 18th-century core of the site, was transferred to a charity called the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and is now open as a visitor attraction. It claims to be the world’s most complete dockyard of the Age of Sail.
Productions that have chosen to film at Chatham Dockyard include: Les Misérables, Call the Midwife, Mr Selfridge, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Oliver Twist, The World Is Not Enough and Grantchester.
Members and non members are welcome to join us, but non members must be in an Alfa Romeo please! If you do not own an Alfa Romeo (yet!), you are welcome to park in the general public car park at the venue and visit us on foot with an admission ticket purchased from the venue.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the grounds.
Your ticket gives you entry to the following exhibits entirely free!
- HMS Gannet
- HMS Ocelot
- The Ropery
- Three Historic Warships
- Dockyard Museum
- Steam, Steel & Submarines
- The Big Space
- RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection,
- The Railway Workshop
- The Commissioners Garden
- and lots more!
There are two children’s play areas on site one located in The Railway Workshop cafe and the other behind the central Gazebos.
Our AROC Shop is in attendance as well as many trade stands including our main Alfa Dealer Lipscomb who are sponsoring this event.
The Nelson Brewery will be open for off sales and there are three blocks of toilets all with baby changing facilities for those of you that have young families.
The Mess Deck Restaurant does a particularly good Full English and for lunch the award winning battered Cod and Chips is highly recommended and very reasonably priced.