Kent Shipbuilding Conference is jointly organised by Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and Kent Archaeological Society to mark the 40th anniversary of the closure of the dockyard and to highlight Kent’s rich ship and boat building heritage.

From the Dover Bronze Age Boat through to the construction of vessels during the Second World War in Faversham the conference offers 2 days of fascinating talks and insight into the vessels, people and towns involved.

There will also be a chance to hear more about contemporary restoration work and to talk to people involved in research, restoration and heritage projects.

Tickets are available to book online, either as a single day (Thursday or Friday) or you can save a few pounds by booking a 2-day ticket.

The conference fee includes tea, coffee & pastries on arrival and a sandwich buffet lunch.

The fee also includes entrance to the wider Historic Dockyard site, galleries, exhibitions and tours.

See the link below for more details and the full conference programme: