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 14 to 20 February 2022 and from 1 April 2022
The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2JH (view map)


Adults from £22.70 / Members and under fives free
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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. 

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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!

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.
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Second World War

Battle of North Cape: HMS Belfast and the sinking of the Scharnhorst

Scharnhorst was one of the most dangerous German warships of the Second World War, and the last of her kind. In late December 1943, she was sunk, after attempting to intercept two Arctic convoys. What happened at the Battle of North Cape?
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. 

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We Were There: Meet Our Eyewitnesses

We Were There: Meet Our Eyewitnesses

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HMS Belfast

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