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HMS Belfast


There’s much for all the family to see onboard HMS Belfast London.

A wonderful opportunity to imagine life onboard an amazing warship - the only surviving ship of her type to have been active during World War II and the Korean War.

Launched in 1938 HMS Belfast  was soon commissioned to active service in 1939 and as the largest cruiser available to the Royal navy at the time, she played a prominent part in the destruction of the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst.

This is a unique chance to come down to the river Thames and explore nine decks of seafaring history onboard the HMS Belfast.

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Ticket Types Our Price Quantity
Adult (16-59) £15.45
Child (0-15) £7.70
Infant (0-4) FREE
Senior (60+) £12.35
Student (With valid ID) £12.35
Adult-Group (16-59) £11.60
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HMS Belfast was launched in 1938 and served with distinction in both the Second World War and the Korean War. One of the most powerful large light cruisers ever built, HMS Belfast is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War.

Best known for her role during the Second World War in supporting the Allied troops on D-Day, HMS Belfast offers nine decks of history for visitors to explore. From the Captain’s Bridge to the sailor’s mess deck, operations room and engine rooms, visitors will hear her battle stories and experience what life was like for her 950 c rew.

HMS Belfast is now moored on the River Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

In January 2009 a new exhibition, Launch! Shipbuilding Through the Ages opened. Launch! focuses on the science, engineering and social history of shipbuilding in Britain from the ‘age of sail’ to modern prefabrication methods.

Why not combine your visit to HMS Belfast with other famous attractions and activities in London such as Kensington Palace or a Thames Cruise.

One of the most powerful large light cruisers ever built, HMS Belfast is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War. HMS Belfast played a leading part in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst, and also the Normandy Landings. In service with the Royal Navy until 1965, she was saved for the nation in 1971 as a unique reminder of Britain’s naval heritage.

Launch! Shipbuilding Through the Ages
This new family-orientated exhibition will use hands-on and computerised interactive displays and engaging film and footage to demonstrate techniques of shipbuilding, from the ‘age of sail’ to modern prefabrication methods. The exhibition will focus on the science, engineering and social history of shipbuilding in Great Britain, and the interactive elements of the exhibition will allow children of all ages to get involved and experience this history.

‘What shall we give in return for so much?’ One of the most powerful large light cruisers ever built, HMS Belfast is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War. Serving Britain for 32 years, she played an important role in both the Second World War and the Korean War as well as performing peacekeeping duties throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Saved from destruction in 1971, HMS Belfast is now part of the Imperial War Museum and is the first ship to be preserved for the nation since Nelson’s Victory. Through its team of staff and volunteers – many of whom are veteran crew – the Imperial War Museum is dedicated to making sure that HMS Belfast still has a role to play in reminding visitors of her unique place in Britain’s maritime heritage.

History of HMS Belfast
The term 'cruiser' goes back to the days of sailing ships when large frigates could be detached from the main fleet to cruise independently. The sailing cruiser, like her twentieth-century counterpart, was sufficiently powerful and fast to attack and destroy enemy commerce raiders. During the nineteenth century when sail gave way to steam and wooden ships were replaced by those built of iron, and later of steel, the cruiser evolved into a powerful warship which was used to patrol the Empire trade routes and protect friendly merchant shipping. After the First World War (1914-1918) a single category of cruiser emerged whose size was indicated by the size of its guns; thus, HMS Belfast is a 6-inch cruiser, designed for the protection of trade, for offensive action, and as a powerful support for amphibious operations.

Please note: children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please allow 1½ - 2 hours for your visit.

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Martine R 8 November 2017
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Easy booking system, no problems when at HMS Belfast. Good enjoyable few hours!

Yasir K 12 April 2017
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Paul B 26 August 2016
verified customer

Very happy with whole experience. Worked perfectly from start to finish.Genuine 30% off compared to gate entry price. Loved the attraction too. Will use 365 tickets without hesitation in the future. Highly recommended

Teresa A 15 August 2016
verified customer

Excellent service and very interesting place to visit.

Carlos T 11 August 2016
verified customer

Very interesting. Lots too see. Allow 1hr15mins minimum to see everything.

Janelle H 7 August 2016
verified customer

Fun for kids and grandparent. Plus relaxing, uncrowned views of the river.

Shana T 1 August 2016
verified customer

Had a fantastic time on the HMS Belfast, so much history and some amazing views of all the surrounding London sights (Tower Bridge, Shard, City Hall etc.) Would recommend you give this attraction at least two and a half hours, more if you intend to read all the relevant information and have a go on the interactive resources available. All in all, a great day out learning about history and great photo opportunities, not only of the HMS Belfast but also other sights. Well worth a visit.

Karen R 1 August 2016
verified customer

Overall very interesting, just a shame that not every part of the ship could be accessed, but still an enjoyable experience.

Hans T 25 July 2016
verified customer

Fantastic museum. Very interactive Tour signs can be a bit better.

Paul C 19 June 2016
verified customer

Hello . We had a great time exploring the Belfast .Found the audio guides very useful and also the many sources of information around the vessel taught us many things . As i work as a marine engineer i found this visit very interesting .we found all the members of staff , very friendly and helpful .