Thursday 8 June to 3 September 2017 at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
This is a temporary exhibition telling the story of the Battle of Medway through wonderful Dutch and British contemporary art, literature, historic manuscripts and extraordinary objects, on loan from national and international museums.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham celebrates the 350th anniversary of the seismic events of 1667 by teaming up with other leading lights from the world of British and Dutch maritime history to present a once in a lifetime chance to see the Battle of Medway story told through wonderful Dutch and British contemporary art, literature, historic manuscripts and extraordinary objects.
The Breaking the Chain Exhibition vividly brings the Battle of Medway story to life through art drawn from collections at The Royal Museum Greenwich, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Dutch National Maritime Museum, the Michiel de Ruyter Foundation and the British Library.
The most complete dockyard from the age of sail anywhere in the world, the Historic Dockyard Chatham offers unrivalled access to the ships that shaped the world, and the stories of the people who made them.