Saturday 15 & 22 February

11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm, Free drop-in

HMS Belfast

Free event with general admission

All hands on deck! We need your help to keep this iconic warship in tip-top condition. Discover what it takes to conserve HMS Belfast, the largest object in IWM’s collection.

Join our team of expert conservators as you help prevent damage, search for hungry insect pests burrowing into the ship’s core, test expert packing techniques to protect fragile objects and learn to use specialised equipment.


Ship Shape Saturdays is a drop-in activity recommended for families with children aged 7+.

This activity takes place in the Arctic Messdeck on Level 2. For the best experience we recommend setting aside 45 minutes for this activity.


HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast
The Queen's Walk

  • London Bridge
  • Tower Hill