Another fantastic award that reflects the ‘Excellence’ of The Historic Dockyard Chatham. The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor, has recognised the high standards found at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, following the maritime heritage attraction’s exceptional traveller reviews. The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ awards businesses that consistently earn top rankings from the website’s large community of reviewers and cites “with a high rating, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has earned a place amongst the very best”.
Admiral Sir Ian Garnett, Chairman of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust said; “A very well-deserved reward for all the staff’s professionalism and hard work. Personal contact with our visitors is one of the keys to our success and I’m delighted that so many of the latter agree we have a team second to none.”
This award comes just a month after The Historic Dockyard was recognised as ‘highly commended’ for its outstanding achievement in the Large Visitor Attraction category at national industry awards, ‘VisitEngland Awards for Excellence’. The award acknowledged “major investment in new facilities, exhibition space and gallery – No. 1 Smithery: National Treasures Inspiring Culture – which boosted visitor numbers by 24%.”

Bill Ferris OBE, Chief Executive of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust added; “This is our reward for careful strategic investment and investment in staff and training. We are supported by great partners, and have a team of incredibly dedicated people who add the extra sparkle that makes the real difference to visitors who come to this amazing place”.