Dickens in Rochester 7

When Charles Dickens was living at Chatham, his father worked as a navy pay clerk in the Chatham Dockyards.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is now a museum and is an extensive site with historic buildings and ships, and museum galleries. More than 500 ships were built for the Royal Navy at the dockyards over a 400 year period, including Nelson’s famous ship, the HMS Victory, which was built at Chatham in 1765.

Chatham Dockyard

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