Call the Midwife tour at Chatham Historic Dockyard

Date Posted: 04/01/2013

Fans of BBC series Call the Midwife can embark on a brand new tour at The Historic Dockyard Chatham visiting some of the film locations used in the popular television drama.

The Call the Midwife experience promises to deliver 1950s style, led by a ‘midwife’ guide.

Group travel organisers can also book lunch or afternoon tea in the Commissioner’s House, where the restaurant scene from the new series was filmed.

Call the Midwife at steam & transport festival

Those planning a group visit to coincide with the Medway Festival of Steam & Transport (running from 31st March to 1st April) will have the chance to explore the special ‘Call the Midwife’ set-dressed location.

Creating the 1950 backdrop to vehicles of that period, take pictures with the midwives’ bicycles, and duck and dive between the washing. There’s also the chance to ride on a vintage bus, enjoy live music and see hundreds of classic vehicles on display.

New Hearts of Oak gallery

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is also set to reveal its new gallery this spring.

Hearts of Oak uses ground-breaking digital theatre to retell the story of the construction of wooden-hulled, sail-powered warships at Chatham.

Temporary exhibitions at No 1. Smithery

Meanwhile No. 1 Smithery: The Gallery will continue to offer a varied programme of temporary exhibitions over the course of the year.

Highlights include:

  • Art in the Dockyard: 16th February to 6th May
  • Exploring Antarctica: the Final Expeditions of Scott and Shackleton: 24th May to 30th August
  • Sir John Lavery RA: From Shore to Sea 1914-1918: 15th September to 1st December

For further group travel information or to book a group trip, telephone: 01634-823815 or visit www.thedockyard.co.uk/groups.

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