The OFFICIAL Call the Midwife Tour is a unique walking tour and experience. Go behind the scenes of this much-loved show and see original props and costumes from the show itself. The tour is produced in partnership with the creators of Call the Midwife, Neal Street Productions. Overseen by the show’s producers the tour also features material from the latest series, as well as props and costumes.
Originally based on the series of books written by Jennifer Worth it is now approaching its tenth series. First aired in 2012 the award-winning TV adaptation is watched by more than 10 million viewers worldwide.
Whilst Nonnatus House scenes are filmed at a closed studio set in Surrey, many exterior scenes are filmed at Chatham Dockyard in Kent. The Dockyard has been used to represent impoverished parts of the East End of London in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Led by a costumed Midwife!
As you walk around the dockyard, you will recognise the streets and buildings that have been used to portray the area around Poplar Dock (set in the East End area of London) where many memorable scenes involving its stars, such as Miranda Hart and Jenny Agutter, have taken place. See sites such as the Lisbon Buildings, the exterior of The London hospital, Thames dockside scenes, the entrance to Doctor Turner’s surgery and much more.
The Call the Midwife Tour of Locations is a gentle-paced walking tour led by your very own ‘midwife’. Your ‘midwife’ will share with you fascinating anecdotes about the filming of the show and behind-the-scenes facts. Your midwife will set the scene by providing a background to Chatham Dockyard itself.
A variety of other locations around The Dockyard have appeared in the BBC One production, as well as countless other movies and TV shows productions over the years.
Purchasing a ticket for the Call the Midwife Tour also means you will have full access to explore Chatham Dockyard (Normal entry price is £25). Children under 5 can go for FREE.
Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
Social distancing, face masks (see government guidance on day of tour). Click for more info.
Saturdays at 2pm and 2:30pm (Mar-Nov)
Thursdays at 1pm (Mar- Oct)
Sundays at 2pm and 2:30pm (Jun- Oct)
Private Tours / Group Tours available – see bottom of page
1 ½ hours
Ticket (5 years+): £25
Toddler (0 – 4 years): No ticket required
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