HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast with Tower Bridge in the background. Photo: Richard Ash. Image courtesy of IWM.
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Explore warship HMS Belfast and discover stories of life on board during the Second World War and beyond.

About

Discover what life was like on board a Second World War Royal Navy Warship when you visit HMS Belfast on the river Thames, close to Tower Bridge.

The ship’s history stretches back over 80 years and includes serving in Arctic convoys and firing some of the first shots at the D-Day landings.

Your visit will take you from the lower decks, under the Thames waterline, to the top of the flag deck.

What is there to see at HMS Belfast?

Step on to the Quarter deck to start your naval adventure.

Experience the noise of battle from within the gun turret which recreates the sounds of D-Day, 1944.

Head to the upper decks and take command of the ship as you sit in the Captain's chair, or simply enjoy the view from your elevated position.

Deep within the lower decks you’ll find the machinery that powered the ship and the shell rooms containing the shells waiting to be hoisted up to the gun turret. Take the helm and see if you can steer the ship to its destination in time for D-day.

Get a sense of what life was like for the crew with a visit to the crowded living quarters where hammocks hang side by side. The galley, bakery and provision stores show what it took to feed nearly one thousand men while the fully-stocked medical centre kept the crew in tip-top health.

Throughout the ship there are interactive games to play which let you get a flavour of the onboard experience. There’s even a gaming room where you can play World of Warships and lead your ship into battle.

How long does it take to walk around HMS Belfast?

With so many decks to explore, you can easily spend 90 minutes walking around HMS Belfast.

How can I book tickets to HMS Belfast?

It is recommended that you book tickets in advance – book HMS Belfast Rooms tickets now.

Where is HMS Belfast?

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

How do I get to HMS Belfast?

The nearest mainline railway station and Tube station is London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines) which is a five-minute walk away.

Various bus routes stop close to HMS Belfast.

Bike racks are located outside of London Bridge station and there is a Santander docking station on Tooley Street, which is a five-minute walk from HMS Belfast.

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Prices and opening times

Child ticket (5 to 15 years old) £11.35 per ticket
Concession ticket £20.40 per ticket
Adult ticket £22.70 per ticket

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm.

Venue Details & Map

HMS Belfast

Address
The Queen's Walk
London
SE1 2JH
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7940 6300
Email
hmsbelfast@iwm.org.uk
Public transport:
Tube or train: London Bridge. Exit the station via the Tooley St exit and walk through Hays Galleria towards the River Thames, HMS Belfast is moored between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Ramps with handrail within building
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps with handrail within building
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Temporary ramps available
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Information available in audio format
Information available in large print
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Additional Accessible Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Cafe
Event catering
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
In house AV available
Licenced for civil marriages
Wedding service
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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