HMS Belfast is the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship. Since her launch over 80 years ago, she fired some of the first shots at the D-Day landings, served in the Arctic Convoys, and in the Korean War.

Opening Times

Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, last entry 4pm
Open daily Monday 20 December to Sunday 9 January (excl. 24, 25, 26 December)
The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2JH (view map)


Adults from £22.70 / Members and under fives free
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Visit London's Warship Experience


Visit London's Warship Experience

Climb on board and discover brand new interactive displays and immersive historical exhibitions. 

Explore all nine decks of this iconic warship including the top of the flag deck to deep under the Thames waterline in the lower decks.  

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  • HMS Belfast East Asia Mess Deck

    HMS Belfast is a surviving witness to world conflict with a rich and varied life span of 83 years. Learn more about the ship that fired some of the first shots on D-Day. 

  • Examination Room HMS Belfast

    Discover personal stories of those who served on board, including Surgeon Lieutenant Robert Anthony Rowan, who saved many lives during the Korean War and former Belfast Captain, Rear-Admiral Sir Morgan Morgan-Giles. 

  • HMS Belfast Pavilion Ticket Office

    This year marks 50 years since HMS Belfast arrived on the River Thames, opened as a museum and became an iconic London landmark. 

Members go free

IWM members get unlimited free entry to HMS Belfast, Churchill War Rooms & IWM Duxford, discounted events, priority booking and much more!

Stories from the museum

Photo of HMS Belfast's forward guns with the bridge in the background
Second World War
8 Things you Didn't Know about HMS Belfast and D-Day
Learn about the role HMS Belfast played in one of the defining battles of the Second World War.
HMS Belfast on the Thames
HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast in Popular Culture
Moored on the River Thames since 1971, HMS Belfast has become a London landmark. She has also made a host of star appearances, featuring in everything from film and TV, to music and viral videos. 
HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast and the Arctic Convoys
For 18 months, HMS Belfast and her crew endured punishing conditions supporting the vital Arctic Convoys delivering supplies to the Soviet Union. 
HMS Belfast Shop
Discover our gifting ranges inspired by HMS Belfast's historic site.
Free UK delivery on orders over £40

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A Balloon Site, Coventry
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We Were There: Meet Our Eyewitnesses

We Were There: Meet Our Eyewitnesses

Discover more about the people behind the stories.
Mike, one of the veterans participating in IWM's We Were There programme


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HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast
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