Call the Midwife tour

A few weeks ago we went on a family trip to The Historic Dockyard in Chatham, for a Call the Midwife Location tour for Mother’s Day.

The Dockyard has been used as the set for many of the exterior shots of the series. The Mother-in-law is a big fan of the show so it was the perfect gift for her.


I havn’t seen much of the programme myself but did get to see the Christmas special which had some great outfits in it!

Before the tour started we checked out some of the ships which I enjoyed looking at.

Managed to find an old bus…..

The tour was really interesting and if you ever get to go to the Dockyards it’s well worth a visit. The guide explained how many of the parts of the Dockyard had been used for different scenes and how the film company often created fake doors to make the dockyard look like the bustling part of London where the series is set. This door way was made of wood – who would know?

As an extra unexpected treat we also managed to see some filming in action for another TV show coming up. I loved seeing the costumes.

After all the walking around we had afternoon tea and cake, which of course I’m a big fan of.

The afternoon was really nice and I think the Mother-in-Law enjoyed it which was the most important part. Here are some other images I took from the day.

To end the trip I had a little look in the gift shop which was full of things I wanted to buy, I felt like I was at a school trip again so I picked up these postcards:


It was a nice way to spend afternoon, you should check it out.

Any of you been to a gift shop recently?

7 thoughts on “Call the Midwife tour

  1. My mom watches that show! I tried to watch an episode or two, but whew, I could not deal with all the childbirth scenes. So much screaming…
    Terrific dress, by the way, you look great!

  2. I love Call the Midwife – the clothes and the furniture, the handbags and the babycham glasses! Fast forward the child birth stuff!!! Loved reading about the tour, I shall have a look out for it!

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