17th February 2018
18th February 2018

Morning session (10:15 – 12:40) and Afternoon sessions (13:15 – 15:40)

HMS Belfast

Free event

General Admission Fee applies

Man polishing fixture on HMS Belfast

All hands on deck! The whole family is invited to take part in the once-in-a-lifetime chance to help get the iconic warship, HMS Belfast, looking ship shape and ready for her 80th birthday!

Led by expert conservators, learn what it takes to preserve HMS Belfast, IWM’s largest object, then put your learning into practice as you and your family work through your very own specially-assigned task list. Activities might include:

  • Searching for hungry insect pests
  • Restoring the lustre to original ship’s fittings and furniture
  • Dusting with specialised tools behind the scenes

Conservation in action on HMS Belfast

Leave with memories of a great day out, conservation skills that you can apply to your own objects at home, and with the knowledge that you helped care for one of the most unique museum spaces in London.