8-9 June 2019

HMS Belfast

Families

Free with general admission

Mark D-Day 75 at HMS Belfast with the whole family at our weekend full of drop-in activities and discover how the ship played a part in D-Day on 6 June 1944.

Family Mission: D-Day Edition

Family Mission: D-Day Edition

ALL HANDS ON DECK
8 – 9 June | Drop in | Free with general admission

It’s 1944 and the most important day of the war so far is looming. You and your family are needed as the latest naval recruits.

As a team use your Kit Bag to find hidden messages, predict the weather for sailing, discover ship life and crack Morse code.

Learn about the biggest invasion in history as you explore HMS Belfast. This interactive storytelling experience is based on personal stories from those who served on D-Day.

Collect your Kit Bag on board to begin your mission.

Created by KIT Theatre and Kirsty Harris

We were there: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses

Veteran meets Families on HMS Belfast
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We were there: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses

8 June | Drop in 11.00-13.00 | Free with general admission

For D-Day 75 weekend, families have a very special opportunity to meet veterans and eyewitnesses from D-Day, to hear their personal stories of conflict. Veterans and eye witnesses will recount tales of their wartime life, giving families first-hand insights into the impact of war on people’s lives.

Please note that due to the unique nature of this event, eyewitness availability may vary.

Morse Code Challenge

Visitors aboard HMS Belfast  learn about communications and Morse code.
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Morse Code Challenge

8 – 9 June | Drop in | Free with general admission

Morse code was used as a form of communication on D-Day. Learn from our Morse code experts and master your code cracking skills.

Location

HMS Belfast
IWM
Address

HMS Belfast
The Queen's Walk
London
SE1 2JH

  • London Bridge
  • Tower Hill