Cast members from the BBC’s Call the Midwife show visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham last week to re-launch its 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. Olivia Horner, Commercial Director, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust said: “It’s wonderful to have Trixie’s wedding dress on display in our brand new Call the Midwife gallery here in Chatham.”
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. Find out more at https://thedockyard.co.uk/