The Battle of Medway: Breaking the Chain

The Historix Dockyard Chatham, Kent, South East, United Kingdom

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 18:00

8 June – 3 September, 10am – 6pm daily

£24/£21.50/£14.00 (admission entitles visitors to a year’s entry to The Historic Dockyard including all temporary exhibition –

Landmark exhibition telling the story of the Battle of Medway through a spectacular array of Dutch and British contemporary art, literature, historic manuscripts and extraordinary objects, on loan from national and international museums. Loans announced to date include the original manuscript of John Evelyn’s diary from the British Library, ‘Holmes’ Bonfire’ by Willem van de Velde the Elder from the Royal Collection and a briefcase that belonged to Admiral de Ruyter from the Rijksmuseum.

This event is part of a major international programme of events designed to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Battle of Medway - one of the most important unknown battles in the UK’s history. The ambitious 10 day programme will feature art, music, literature, VIP visits, performances and educational activities, culminating in a spectacular visual event taking place on the River Medway by Upnor Castle. The Battle of Medway commemorations will be take place between 8 – 10 June, to see the full programme visit


United Kingdom
South East
The Historix Dockyard Chatham, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TE