Call the Midwife Location Tour in Chatham

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Chatham
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Chatham
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Guided 1.5 hour walking tour of exterior filming locations at the historic dockyard from the hit BBC show 'Call the Midwife'. This tour is led by your very own midwife and takes you behind the scenes including an exhibition of original costumes and props from the popular show.

Originally based on the series of books written by Jennifer Worth, the award winning TV adaptation of 'Call the Midwife' has attracted fans worldwide since it first aired in 2012. Whilst the Nonnatus House interiors are filmed at a closed studio set in Surrey, many of the exterior scenes and other sites are filmed at Chatham Dockyard in Kent.

Watched by more than 10 million viewers and now up to its fifth series, the Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent has been used to represent the impoverished parts of the East End of London in the 1950’s and 1960's.

As you walk around the dockyard recognize the streets and buildings used to portray the area around Poplar Dock, where many memorable scenes involving its stars have taken place.

This is a gentle paced walking tour led by your very own ‘midwife’ and guide. Your 'midwife' will share with you fascinating anecdotes about the filming of the show, behind the scenes facts, and set the scene by providing a background to Chatham Dockyard itself. The tour also includes an exhibition of costumes and props used in the show including a recreation of the Nonnatus House dining table.

A variety of other locations around The Dockyard have also appeared in the BBC One production as well as countless other movies and TV shows.

Purchasing a ticket for the Call the Midwife Locations Tour also means you have full access to explore Chatham Dockyard.

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Chatham ME4 4UY, UK


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Jane_B

14 Nov, 2021

Our Midwife tour guide was amazing ! Knowledgable and friendly she made the whole experience a complete joy ! The little “ museum” of props and artefacts from the show was fascinating. If you are a fan of the show then this tour is a must !

Pauline_C

07 Nov, 2021

This was a birthday treat for my niece and pre christmas treat for my sister.....they are avid fans of the programme and enjoyed the tour..found the staff very helpful..

lena123186338

30 Oct, 2021

Although our tour guide was lovely, enthusiastic and knowledgeable the actual tour itself was hugely disappointing. It would have been far better and honest to describe this tour as a tour of the docks rather than a Call the Midwife tour. I say this because the tour consisted of our guide holding up a book and showing pictures from past sets, rather than actually viewing anything visible at the docks on the day. When a picture from said book wasn’t available, the words ‘use your imagination seemed to be required. At a cost of £25 per person I would have expected a lot more, especially as the ticket doesn't include a return trip. Where as if you book entry to the docks you can return free to visit. So essentially,this is a really expensive and unfair way to visit the docks under the pretence that you are taking part in a Call the Midwifes tour. It really isn’t worth the money, definitely worth buying the book though. Although, that said I didn’t see it for sale at the docks.

LynnR1254

27 Oct, 2021

We went on a pre-booked tour for 4 ( teen to 60’s in ages). The dockyard tour was interesting and at allotted time we joined the ‘Call the Midwife’ tour with the lovely Irene as our guide. From the start, she was welcoming, friendly, extremely knowledgeable about both the yard, the film sets and the series of ‘Call the Midwife’. She was, in essence, a brilliant guide, perfect for her role. ( Irene also threw in some gems about other series/films which have been filmed at the site) A thoroughly enjoyable day, topped off with a tasty cream tea ( scone/jam/cream) at the cafe on site. Would thoroughly recommend to all fans of the series ( though my teen has watched it, she couldn’t remember much about it but enjoyed the tour none the less!). Excellent!

Diddsdad1984

23 Oct, 2021

Disappointed. Not worth the money. Majority of the things that you think you are going to see are filmed at the studio.

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