2, 9, 16 and 24 August 2024

11am to 3pm, drop in

HMS Belfast

For Families

Free event with general admission

HMS Belfast is full of amazing stories from a lifetime of epic adventures

A family a four sitting at a wooden table, smiling and enjoying a talk with a veteran on board HMS Belfast

Meet IWM’s veterans and eyewitnesses of conflict to gain a unique insight into the impact of war on people’s lives. You'll hear an array of personal stories, recollections, and powerful memories from those who have experienced conflict first-hand. From Bridge to Bakery, veterans will share their memories of life at sea on board HMS Belfast. 

All our eyewitnesses and veterans are volunteers, who give their time to share these important true stories.

Questions at the ready!

Learn more about IWM eyewitnesses.

This is a drop-in activity recommended for families with children aged 7+. 

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A family of four reading a printed trail guide
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Family poses for a selfie on HMS Belfast

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Volunteer Talks on HMS Belfast

Volunteer Insights: 10 Minute Talks at HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast
Subject to availability

IWM Family membership

Archie_Family Membership

IWM family membership is great value and offers a host of benefits. Explore and discover IWM branches, including IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast – places where history happened.

Be part of it. Join IWM with a family membership and you'll get unlimited free entry to all of our charging sites. Other benefits include fast track entry, 10% discount on Duxford Air Shows tickets, free entry to IWM Duxford Flying Days and much more!