HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast, London

HMS Belfast
4.5
Military Museums • Historic Sites • Ships
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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London’s warship experience. Climb on board and explore all 9 decks. Permanently moored on the Thames.
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  • London Bridge • 5 min walk
  • Tower Hill • 7 min walk
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Jay L
Manchester England29 contributions
well worth the visit, best bet for babies/small toddlers though they will need to be carried up the ladders/steps as they are very steep. You need to go top to bottom and stem to stern....... yes loads of ladders/steps but well worth it, gives you a great insight into World War 2 life at sea
Written 9 August 2022
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Clare F
2 contributions
Family
This is such a fantastic attraction to visit. We were able to explore all areas of the ship and it was fascinating, we didn't do the audio tour but didn't need to as there was so much information to read. It was also really lovely to have our packed lunch at tables on the deck with such great views all around.
We were only planning to visit for a short while and go somewhere else after but ended up spending 4 hours there as there was so much to see.
It is a very physical place to explore though with all the ladders and being careful not to trip over anything or bang your head so that needs to be taken into account if you're planning to visit.
Would definitely recommend.
Written 3 August 2022
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Andrew D
Cardiff, UK4 contributions
Amazing to look around but be aware that there is a lot of Asbestos on board and if that makes you nervous. Its not for you.
Written 29 July 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,432 contributions
HMS Belfast is the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship. Since her launch in early August 1939 shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, she has seen a lot.

In November 1939, a German mine struck Belfast but she was repaired back to action in 1942.

She served in the Arctic Convoys, fired some of the first shots at the D-Day landings, and took part in the Korean War 1950–1952.

Since 1971, she has been moored as a museum ship on the River Thames near Tower Bridge.

The entrance fee is quite expensive £23.60.
Written 10 July 2022
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stephenpY8085FB
Corby, UK11 contributions
Couples
Has to be one of the best tours I've ever done. Walking round the ship, up and down all the ladders, looking at the engines,etc etc. Simply stunning. We had the pleasure of numbing into one of the volunteers who was called Emily. Her knowledge and live for the role she performs was there for all to see. We spent about 20 minutes in her company as she explained about the ship.
This is simply a must do.
Written 10 July 2022
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Miner1984
Barnard Castle, UK43 contributions
Family
We had only 90 mins but could have spent twice that easily. It’s great to get lost in all the stairs and locations you can access. My daughter (10) loves all the interactive bits and the exploring. We had an audio guide but rarely used it as the info and audio visual stuff was more than enough.
Great visit.
Written 9 July 2022
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Wsb01
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
You can explore all 9 levels of this world war 2 war ship and go almost anywhere. Our 13 year old son loved it as did my husband. Highly recommended.
Written 25 June 2022
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Jane B
9 contributions
My ten year old grandson was thrilled by the whole experience.
Couple of gripes from grandma.
1. Nowhere to leave rucksacks so if you have to check out of hotel In the morning you then have to negotiate tween deck ladders and narrow apertures with loaded rucksack. Not so easy.
2. If said grandson wants to buy souvenirs from the gift shop. No I’m afraid we don’t take cash. So guess who buys them with her card.
Written 15 June 2022
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R3418BJ
Singapore, Singapore45 contributions
Solo
Very educational and the level of detail was impressive. Spent 1.5hrs here with an audio guide. If you’ve not been on a navy ship before, do note that there’s some climbing up and down (ladder-like) steps!
Written 2 June 2022
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Stacey W
4 contributions
Family
Fantastic interesting informative. I went on this when I was a child and loved it 40+ years ago and my kids loved just has much we spent nearly 4 hours on there. Would definitely recommend for anyone interested in our military history.
Written 30 May 2022
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