The Ropery in Chatham Dockyard is the only one of 4 original Royal Navy Ropeyards still in operation. Rope has been made on this site for over 400 years. The building is over a quarter of a mile long.
The rope is made by taking individuals strands and winding them together. This process can be repeated a number of times to produce the required thickness of rope.
The Ropery still makes traditional ropes for sailing ships etc but also produces rope made from more modern materials