Chatham Historic Dockyard: Call the Midwife Tour

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Chatham Historic Dockyard: Call the Midwife Tour

From $34.90 per person

Follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters from the BBC period drama Call the Midwife on a walking tour of Chatham Historic Dockyard led by your very own midwife!

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • See the slums and warehouses from the hit period drama Call the Midwife
  • Hear anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories about the filming
  • Learn how Chatham Dockyard has been used for many other films and TV shows
  • Explore the historic dockyard by yourself before or after the tour at no extra cost
  • Look at props and costumes from the show
Full description
Discover film location sites from the award-winning TV adaptation of Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. Join a guided walking tour of the Chatham Historic Dockyard, led by a costumed guide to bring the world of a midwife to life! Get a sneak peak behind the scenes as you hear fascinating anecdotes about the filming of the show. Designed to represent the impoverished East End of London in the 1950s and 60s, the dockyards also have a fascinating history of their own. Walk along streets that were used to represent the slums of Poplar Dock, and walk in the footsteps of some of Miranda Hart and Jenny Agutter's most memorable scenes. Enjoy full access to Chatham Historic Dockyard throughout the day, and discover other memorable exhibits, including historic warships and an old Victorian rope factory.
  • Professional guide
  • Entry to Chatham Historic Dockyard
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at The Historic Dockyard, Church Lane, Chatham ME4 4TE. Your tour includes access to The Historic Dockyard and you can arrive anytime during opening hours (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM). Parking is free of charge all day. Staff at the visitors entrance in the car park will give you a map of the site and information on where to meet your guide. Please arrive at least 20 minutes in advance.

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    • Children under 5 years old are free of charge
    • This tour is wheelchair friendly
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    4.6 /5

    based on 55 reviews

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    Terrific experience.

    Great tour, our tour guide Therese was really informative about the location and some of the tricks used in filming. The building of Nonnatus House is not on the site but some areas have been set up like the film set and there was lots more to explore. The location is great, nice cafe and souvenirs available. I was on holiday from Australia and found public transport from London easy... train to North Greenwich then a bus from that station. So glad I took the tour.

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    October 13, 2019

    Absolutely brilliant!

    After watching all the series of Call the Midwife more times than I care to admit, this tour was a must and both me and my friend thoroughly enjoyed it! Our tour guide was Laura, she was brilliant, full of information and always made sure I could see any pictures she was showing as I was stood at the back trying to entertain/get my 1 year old to sleep in his pushchair! The tour was very informative and it was so lovely to see props that were used and see where they filmed and how they create the sets! It really is a must if you love the show! The dockyard its self is just as good too, had I not had my son with me I would've loved to have spent abit more time having a look round and doing some of the tours which were free. We had a lovely day and the tour was just brilliant. We both said that we wanted to come back and do it again! Thanks to Laura!

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    October 6, 2019

    Loved the tour! Well worth taking. Tour guide, Laura I believe, was well informed and enthusiastic. I would have appreciated more detailed instructions as to how exactly to get there. Especially if taking the train to Chatham. Walking instructions were vague, with people saying the walk was 15 min, and some saying 30-40 min. We walked and it took at least 30 min. Signage at the train station indicating what was bus would go by the dockyard would be helpful. And for walkers, where do we turn down to get to the actual Dockyard entrance. We would not have walked had we known how long it would have taken. We just made it to the tour.

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    September 16, 2019

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