Step on board this iconic London landmark. Navigate your way around the rooms of this floating city, climbing up and down ladders to visit all nine decks.

Opening Times

10am - 6pm, last entry 5pm
Open every day except 24 to 26 December.
The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2JH (view map)


Advanced booking is advised, at busy times you may need to wait.

Family activities

A family exploring HMS Belfast

There’s so much to see and do on board HMS Belfast. Enjoy family activities on board every weekend and every day during school holidays, free with your entry ticket.

To make the most of your family’s visit, be sure to check out our families page.

HMS Belfast and D-Day: A Guided Tour

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3 June to 9 June 2024

Led by IWM’s expert guides, discover the role the crew of HMS Belfast played in D-Day, 80 years ago in this guided tour.

Told through the oral histories of the crew, this hour-by-hour tour will take you chronologically through the events of 6 June 1944. From the Ops Room to the Gun Platforms and the Sickbay, explore the story of a ship which played a vital part in D-Day.

Life on Deck: A Guided Tour

A group of Royal Marines and seamen on the quarterdeck of HMS Belfast.
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Royal Marines and sailors of HMS Belfast pose for a photograph on the quarterdeck while escorting an Arctic convoy.

Hear the stories of the sailors, marines and airmen who made HMS Belfast feel like a floating city.

Learn from our expert guides about what kept the men of HMS Belfast going through freezing Arctic convoys, D-Day and the Korean War.

So much to see and do

  • Family on board HMS Belfast

    The whole family will be amazed by the ship’s globe-trotting history, from firing some of the opening shots on D-Day, to sailing in freezing conditions of the Arctic Circle and serving in the Korean War.

  • Volunteer on board HMS Belfast shows visitors Morse Code
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    You’ll hear stories from the 950 people who lived and served on the ship, which had its own chapel, radio station and bakery and is so large you can almost lie Big Ben across its deck – twice!

  • Sea Legs activity on HMS Belfast
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    With family activities, fun interactive displays, and stunning views of the Thames, HMS Belfast is an unforgettable day out.

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

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