Print Making Workshops, a ‘Hidden Dockyard Railway’ Tour and more for the whole family during Easter holidays.

Visitors to The Historic Dockyard Chatham during the Easter holidays will have the opportunity to participate in new print-making workshops, collage making and a close up look at the dockyard’s own locomotives in a new series of family activities running from 31 March until 15 April.

Pam Wood, Visitor Services Manager said; We are really looking forward to putting on these new activities this Easter. Drawing inspiration from the works of art in the eagerly anticipated exhibition ‘Rail Art’, families will be able to use a variety of print-making techniques including polystyrene tile printing, mono printing and potato printing for the younger ones. They will be able to create individual designs, and then make colourful prints. It is a chance for all the family to be creative together and they will be able to take home all the prints they make in the session!”

A new ‘Hidden Dockyard Railway Tour’ will be running during the holidays from 2nd – 6th April and 9th – 13th April, giving visitors an introduction to the diverse collection of steam and diesel locomotives which ‘live’ at The Historic Dockyard. Starting in the expansive No. 3 Covered Slip, families will discover what part ‘Overlord’ played in the D-Day Landings, learn about ‘Achilles’ and find out what a ‘donkey boiler’ is used for! Visitors will need to remember their cameras as they have a unique opportunity to stand on a locomotive footplate! They will then follow the old dockyard railway line through the site into the Railway Workshop to see what goes on behind the scenes and see how a steam engine works.

Entry to the Rail Art exhibition is valid with a 12 month ticket and a small charge applies to some of the family activities.