Transforming IWM London

Kip in a Ship

Experience life below decks.

UK schools and youth groups with children aged 8-18 can Kip in a Ship for up to three nights in unique, stimulating accommodation in the heart of London.

Up to 52 children (26 boys and 26 girls for mixed-gender groups) can sleep in real sailor's bunks, accompanied by a maximum of six adults accommodated in two separate cabins.


For 2014 visits - £42 per person per night inclusive of VAT.

Breakfast is included in the price. The minimum party size you will be charged for is 20.

How to Book

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully prior to booking.

Then use the online calendar on our booking site to select the night you would like to stay, and reserve Kip in a Ship for your group by paying a non-refundable £100 deposit by credit or debit card.

You can only book one night at a time, so if you would like more than one night, simply repeat the booking process up to a maximum of three nights per group.

You do not need to know your group size at this stage. We will ask you to complete a form with the full details of your group eight weeks prior to arrival. Then we will invoice you for the remaining amount.

We are not able to accept bookings from higher education groups, families, individuals or overseas visitors.


Gift Bags

HMS Belfast Gift Bags

Gift bags can be reserved and then paid for on admission.

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What's On

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See what events are happening on board HMS Belfast, from fun family activities to exclusive private tours with one of the Ship’s Company.

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