Overseas Schools

All overseas schools and colleges must book their visit to HMS Belfast in advance.

So that all our visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit and we are fair to everyone

  • students must be supervised at all times with at least one adult for every ten children
  • large groups may have to be divided
  • only two decks can be accessed without climbing or descending ladders – for more information see Accessibility

Before you request a visit check our current charges and cancellation policies in our Terms and Conditions.

Request a visit


2015 booking process

  • Overseas School groups (with 5 – 15 year olds) on a self-guided visit are eligible for free admission but need to book in advance.
  • Overseas school groups (with 16 – 18 year olds) will pay admission for self-guided visits at all times.
  • If you do not make an advance booking then you will need to pay for your whole group (including the children).
  • Your school must make a direct booking with IWM to qualify for free term time admission. Bookings made via a travel operator/third party organiser are subject to admission charges.
  • For full details see Terms and Conditions.

Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received a Visit Confirmation letter. We are not able to make provisional bookings or respond to queries by phone or fax.

Requests for changes should be emailed to learningbookings@iwm.org.uk but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to amend a confirmed booking.


Gift Bags

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

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