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Medway Queen

Gillingham Pier | Pier Approach Road, Gillingham ME7 1RX, England
+44 1634 575717
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Midweek and there was no one about

The Medway Queen has lurched from one crisis to another over the decades since I first saw her as a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gl8246
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Medway
Warm Welcome

Making a visit to the ship that rescued my father from Dunkirk was a very emotional experience and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newton563
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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The Medway Queen Preservation Society is an organisation which is currently being fitted out the paddle steamer 'Medway Queen'. The ship was a minesweeper, and was involved in the evacuation of Dunkirk during the WWII. You can visit the vessel, the visitor centre an the souvenir shop on Saturday (11am-4pm, last admission 3pm or by appointment the other days.
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Gillingham Pier | Pier Approach Road, Gillingham ME7 1RX, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Medway Queen has lurched from one crisis to another over the decades since I first saw her as a child in the early Fifties. The work to restore her is extensive and magnificent - and costly. But midweek, it appears to be completely closed.

Thank gl8246
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Making a visit to the ship that rescued my father from Dunkirk was a very emotional experience and the wonderful volunteers could not have been more welcoming, they made a tremendous fuss of our family and made our visit very memorable. As with all voluntary...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An important part of history, preserved, maintained, and in restoration. My Grandfather was sent to the Medway Queen in hasty preparation for the Dunkirk evacuations. What a delight to see it being restored. There's a long way to go as yet, and this is very...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I am astonished that the previous reviewer is so ignorant as to what this vessel represents to the culture and heritage of Britain. To make such dumb comments is also unbelievably disrespectful to the people who have worked so tirelessly to preserve this national treasure....More

3  Thank Woolie M
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Very disappointing. Can be found hidden down Pier Approach Road off Pier Road and sign posted as "Historic Ships". Only Medway Queen can be seen birthed in the oozing mud. Not sure were the pier is? Area usually, full of parked cars and industrial units,...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

A fascinating reworking of this classic paddle steamer. Small but interesting visitor centre and a most informative and friendly staff.

1  Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Medway Queen, of Dunkirk fame, can be found moored at Gillingham Pier on the Pier Approach Road and is a rare example of a flush rivet hulled paddle steamer. Moored along the pier are also the ex-minesweeper, Tongham (Ham class of 1957) and the...More

3  Thank WWTravellerKent
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This historic paddle steamer was one of the 'little ships' of Dunkirk in 1940 playing a key role in the evacuation of thousands of soldiers at that time. After laying derelict for many years the boat has now had a full hull rebuild and is...More

2  Thank fork_handles
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely old boat to see, and all the info on how she helped the Dunkirk, staff are volunteers, and very friendly,

2  Thank Sandeeww
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

As a ship enthusiast who saw her being built at Bristol so pleased to see her rather hidden away in Gillingham,took photos but no information when and if ever open to public,realise it's a volunteer run venture still wanting to raise more funds but wouldn't...More

Thank John R
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