This year Wessex Archaeology is excited to be able to host a conference focusing on recent discoveries and ideas associated with prehistoric Kent. We have great speakers and great topics so this meant that we required a great venue.

Located within the heart of historic Chatham we are working with the University of Greenwich to offer state of the art equipment within a purposely designed open space. The conference will be held in the Pilkington Building, a Grade II Listed Building adjacent to the former Royal Navy Barracks Drill Shed. Designed by Colonel Henry Pilkington the construction of the Drill Shed or ‘Drill Hall’ was completed in March 1902 and provided accommodation and training facilities for the men of the reserve fleet who, up until that time, had been located within hulks moored alongside the River Medway close to Chatham Historic Dockyard. An ideal spot!
On the day head for the University of Greenwich Medway, Central Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TB, the Pilkington Building is accessed via Central Avenue adjacent to the Drill Hall Library and Parade Ground. There is ample parking on site and we will happily arrange priority disabled parking closer to the building. We will have signs and directions set out and staff on hand to help.
For further details please see our upcoming events page,
or contact David Britchfield on 07515 998871 or email
By David Britchfield, Project Manager