Opening Times
10am to 5pm every day, last admission is at 4pm
Closed 24, 25 & 26 December

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Climb Aboard

HMS Belfast

Climb Aboard

Take the helm of HMS Belfast, the famous Second World War survivor and iconic London landmark. Journey through the rooms of this floating city, climbing up and down ladders to navigate your way around all 9 decks. From the guns that fired some of the first shots on D-Day right down to the engine rooms 15ft below sea level, get up close to the inner workings of a warship and hear hundreds of powerful stories from those who worked on board. 

Your visit

Operations room at HMS Belfast
Permanent display
Explore HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast


© IWM (A 25665) HMS Belfast leaving Scapa Flow for the Normandy beaches in June 1944. The cruiser is reported to have fired some of the first shots on D-Day.
© IWM (A 25665)
Discover D-Day75

Visit where D-Day history happened and discover how HMS Belfast, IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms played a part in the largest combined naval, air and land operation in the history of warfare.


Serving the Seas
Exhibition, Permanent display
Serving the Seas

HMS Belfast


Families at HMS Belfast

Families at HMS Belfast

Climb on board HMS Belfast and get hands on with our family activities as you explore the ship.
Family poses for a selfie on HMS Belfast

How long will you stay?

Visitors on the captain's deck at HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast, Visitors on the captain's deck

How long will you stay?

We recommend you leave at least 90 minutes in your day to look around HMS Belfast. However, with our on-site café and the amount of information to be found on board, lots of people come for half-a day or more.

Explore HMS Belfast

Learn more about HMS Belfast

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.
Blindfolded , in merchant seaman rescue kit, being landed on their way to internment.
© IWM (A 21203)
Second World War
HMS Belfast And The Battle Of North Cape
The Battle of North Cape began when the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst and five destroyers left their base in Altenfjord, northern Norway on Christmas Day 1943.
HMS Belfast arrives at the pool of London
© The rightsholder (IWM CT 381)
HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast at 80
Explore the history of this famous warship and discover new stories from some of her veterans as we mark 80 years of HMS Belfast.

Join IWM Membership

Join IWM Membership

Become a member for a year of great days out at all five IWM museums. Benefits include unlimited free admission to HMS Belfast, Churchill War Rooms and IWM Duxford from just £35.
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HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast
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2019 Tickets

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Special rates for groups  and schools

Ticket FAQs




Aged 16 – 59 years

£16.20 £18


(5-15, under 5s free) Must be accompanied by an adult

£8.10 £9

Family 1 adult and up to 3 children

£27.90 £31

Family 2 adults and up to 6 children

£41.40 £46


Senior 60+/ student / disabled

£12.95 £14.40

IWM Member

Members do not need to pre-book their visit

Free Free


One per disabled visitor

Free Free


  • Luggage

    HMS Belfast is accessible to parents with prams, pushchairs and strollers throughout '2' deck, the main passage way through the ship where the crew’s living areas are found. Large bags or suitcases are not permitted on board. 

  • Shopping at HMS Belfast

    HMS Belfast's shop provides a wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, clothing and accessories, posters and stationery, souvenirs and gift ideas.

    For our younger visitors we have an exciting range of games, toys and souvenirs as well as a selection of children's books. There are also educational resource materials and children's activity books on sale.

  • Eating and Drinking

    Get a bite to eat before you come aboard at our River Cottage Deli, or finish your day with a drink from the Botanic Bar overlooking the Thames. If you get hungry as you're climbing up and down HMS Belfast's nine decks, stop in at the on board Café for lunch.

  • Toilets

    On board HMS Belfast there are two sets of toilets, one to the front of the ship and one to the back. 

  • Accessibility

    There is wheelchair access to the main deck of HMS Belfast but there is no access below deck due to the nature of the ship. Weight restrictions apply when using the accessible lift on to the HMS Belfast quarterdeck. The maximum combined weight of wheelchair and user allowable is 275kg.

  • Floor Plan

    Plan your visit.