Opening Times
10am - 6pm every day

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

View of Union Jack on HMS Belfast
Permanent display
Experience History
Since the launch in 1938 HMS Belfast has served in both key battles and peace-keeping duties across the world.
HMS Belfast Family day out
Permanent display
Explore HMS Belfast
Explore HMS Belfast and see what life was like aboard this floating city as you weave your way through the bowels of the ship and climb up and down ladders across all 9 decks.
Visitors on the captain's deck at HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast, Visitors on the captain's deck
We Were There: Ask Questions About Conflict
Meet veterans and eyewitnesses in this rare chance to hear their personal stories of conflict firsthand and ask questions.

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 with Tower Bridge in the background
HMS Belfast Association
Inaugurated in December 1998, the HMS Belfast Association has a membership of over 400 former Officers and Ship's Company of HMS Belfast when she was in commission (1939-1963).

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.
Join IWM's Membership


HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast
The Queen's Walk

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Group rates 

For groups of 10 or more paying visitors. Find out more 

School rates

Special rates for schools. Find out more 

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£15.30 £17


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

£7.65 £8.50

Family ticket

1 adult / 2 children

£26 £28.90

Family ticket

2 adults / up to 2 children

£39 £43.35

Family ticket

2 adults / up to 3 children

£45.55 £50.60


Senior / student / disabled

£12.25 £13.60


One per disabled visitor

Free Free


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 Tom's Kitchen Deli, or finish your day with a drink from Tom's Kitchen Bar. 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.