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 shows you what it was like to live and work on board a warship. Explore nine decks of amazing seafaring history where sailors once hurried up and down the ladders, and hear their battle stories from the Second World War and beyond - the convoys in icy Arctic conditions, the bombardment of German defences on D-Day and the 404 days spent patrolling waters during the Korean War.
The Gun Turret Experience immerses you in the midst of a battle during the Second World War while the interactive Operations Room puts you in the Captain's shoes as you control a fleet of ships off North Borneo.
You can also find out what it was like to live as part of a ship's community, eating, sleeping and socialising together in cramped messdecks. Down in the bowels of the ship, imagine what it was like to work among the noise and ferocity of the inner workings of the ship.
HMS Belfast is now moored on the River Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.
Tickets are booked through Evan Evans Tours.
HMS Belfast Opening Hours:
Summer (27 Feb to 30 Oct): 10.00am – 6.00pm
Winter hours (1 Nov to 26 Feb): 10.00am – 5.00pm
Last admission 1 hour before closing time
Closed 24-26 December
Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket. Children under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
Audio guides are free for every visitor (available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Russian and Spanish).
Evan Evans E-tickets are valid on your nominated date, or on any other date during normal opening hours, for up to 30 days afterward. All dates are subject to availability and the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times/service at short notice. Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange.
Images: HMS Belfast © IWM