Kip in a Ship

Sleep overnight on board HMS Belfast and experience life below deck.

Kip in a Ship offers an exciting and affordable sleepover experience for schools or youth groups with children aged 8-18 in the heart of London.

Up to 52 children (26 boys and 26 girls for mixed-gender groups) can stay for up to three nights on board, immersing themselves in the ship’s history by sleeping in real sailors’ bunks. We can accommodate a maximum of six adults (at least one adult for every ten children) in two separate cabins.

Your visit includes complimentary breakfast and a multi-media learning session where children can discover the stories of the men who lived and worked on board during D-Day and beyond.


Kip in a Ship costs £45 per person per night including VAT.

The minimum party size you will be charged for is 20.

How to book

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully prior to booking.

Use the online calendar on our booking site to reserve the night your group would like to stay for Kip in a Ship. You can secure the reservation 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 the reservation stage. We will ask you to complete a form with the full details of your group eight weeks prior to arrival, when packed lunches and gift bags can be ordered at the same time. We will invoice you for the remaining amount.

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

If you have further queries, please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

What's On

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Gift Bags

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