Historic Dockland Chatham gains Coach Friendly status

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Karen Tiley from CPT with Olivia Horner, Groups and Hospitality Sales Manager at Historic Dockyard Chatham

The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been awarded Coach Friendly status by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), becoming the only Kent attraction to hold the title.

CPT awards the status to attractions and locations across the country that understand the needs of coach companies and their passengers and offer the best facilities, access and information for coach drivers.

A spokesman for Historic Dockyard Chatham said: “We are delighted to be recognised and rewarded for our commitment to ensuring our groups experience The Historic Dockyard and its rich history and culture.

“Our impressive new visitor facilities not only include a wonderful restaurant that can cater exclusively for group lunches, but a new shopping experience, four new immersive galleries, and free coach parking, with dedicated drop-off and collection points close to the visitor entrance.

“Visits can be tailored to each group’s requirements by working with our dedicated group sales department, who are experts in planning the day. Itineraries can include guided visits of the site, either walking or on-board your own coach, with fantastic knowledgeable tour guides, allowing groups to discover maritime history through buildings, architecture, ships and people.”

Groups visiting the dockland this September can also book discounted tickets for the Salute to the ‘40s event, taking place from September 16-17.

The venue’s popular Call the Midwife experiences are also available for groups.

A costumed midwife will take groups around areas which have been used as locations for many of the scenes in the popular TV series.

This can be combined with an exclusive chance to have afternoon tea in Commissioner’s House, used as a 1950’s style restaurant in an episode from series two.