We were delighted to be given a sneak preview of the fabulous new Call the Midwife Official Location Tour and Gallery yesterday and to meet much loved members of the cast.
Cast members from the BBC’s popular Call the Midwife show visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham on Thursday 27 April to re-launch its incredibly popular Call The Midwife Official Location Tour and unveil a brand new gallery featuring Trixie Franklin’s wedding dress, NEW sets, costumes, props, and unique artefacts.
Created in partnership with award-winning television production company Neal Street Productions, the Dockyard’s Call The Midwife Official Location Tour is the only one of its kind in the world.
Set in the East End of London, many of the outside scenes from the BBC series are actually filmed at The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent.
The newly re-vamped tour encourages visitors to walk in the footsteps of Sister Julienne, Nurse Trixie Franklin, Nancy Corrigan and Dr Turner, to explore the cobbled streets and buildings of the Dockyard which double as ‘Poplar’, plus view the iconic locations of Grosvenor Hotel and ‘Chummy’s Hill’.
Fan-favourite Nurse Trixie Franklin (played by Helen George) finally married her beau Matthew (Olly Rix) in the final episode of the latest series and her wedding dress will be shown to the public for the FIRST TIME from tomorrow (Friday, 28 April).
Visitors to the tour are guided through the site by their very own costumed Midwife, armed with a photograph book and tales of their ‘sisters’, before being allowed to explore the sets, costumes and props in the all-new, exclusive gallery, which is twice the size of the former gallery.
Cast members in attendance were Georgie Glen (Miss Higgins), Laura Main (Shelagh), Stephen McGann (Dr Turner), Annabelle Apsion (Violet), Cliff Parisi (Fred), Rebecca Gethings (Sr Veronica), and Jenny Agutter (Sr Julienne). The cast made themselves at home in the new gallery and took afternoon tea with the press and invited guests.
If you’re a lover of this wonderful long running show book your tickets today online.
Call the Midwife Location Tours run from March until October.
Your ticket is valid for the whole day. You are welcome to explore the rest of the dockyard site on the date of your ticket (before or after your tour). There is a chance to view props, costumes, and materials used in the latest series at our new gallery.
To make the most of your day at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, why not book a cream tea at our Mess Deck Restaurant?