Launched on St Patrick's Day, 17 March 1938, HMS Belfast and her crew saw active service during the Second World War in Europe, in the Pacific and Korea.
Explore HMS Belfast’s 80-year history in this exhibition on board the Second World War ship.
Hear veteran stories
Listen to the unique stories of those who served in HMS Belfast as they look back on life on board a warship.
80 years of history
Discover HMS Belfast’s journey from a shipyard in Northern Ireland to her permanent home as a national museum on the River Thames using a timeline of the ship’s life.
Browse archive images and footage of HMS Belfast and see the adventures that the Royal Navy cruiser embarked on as a world-touring warship, from the Arctic Circle to East Asia.