An audio guide highlight tour of HMS Belfast provides insight into this historic ship. Hear 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. Audio guides are free for every visitor (available in English, French, German and Spanish). A family audio guide is also available.
Visiting with Bags, Luggage and Young Children
We‘re sorry, but as an historic site we don’t have available space for cloakrooms or luggage areas. Our corridors are narrow, so we ask visitors not to bring rucksacks or other large items, such as suitcases – they will spoil the enjoyment of your experience! HMS Belfast is accessible to parents with prams, pushchairs and strollers throughout ‘2’ deck, the main passage way through the ship where the crew’s living areas are found.
Accessible toilets are available.
Shopping at HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast's shop provides a wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, clothing and accessories, posters and stationery, souvenirs and gift ideas.
For our younger visitors we have an exciting range of games, toys and souvenirs as well as a selection of children's books. There are also educational resource materials and children's activity books on sale.
You can also browse our range of products on our Online Shop.
IWM is a charity, and we depend on supporters like you to help us care for and display our exceptional Collections. Please consider making a donation today.
From our Collections
Badge, rank, British, Women's Royal Naval Service, Leading Wren
WRNS at Work at Royal Naval Air Station Hatston, 26 May 1942, HMS Sparrowhawk, Royal Naval Air Station Hatston
WRNS in a Street in Southsea
Women on the Home Front 1939-1945
Jacket, Service Dress: Second Officer, WRNS
‘Wren’ Marries Norwegian Sailor, 22 August 1941
Cap, 1942 pattern: O/Rs, WRNS