Climb on board HMS Belfast, London’s Warship Experience.

Duck through hatches, climb ladders and explore all nine decks of this floating city and get up close to the inner workings of the ship.

Make the most of your families visit by reading our top tips. With practical information on how long you’ll spend at HMS Belfast, what to bring and more.

HMS Belfast is recommended for ages 5+

Half Term Family Activities

Man and children enjoy Sea Legs activity on-board HMS Belfast
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Sea Legs February half term 2020

HMS Belfast

Monday 17 February

Lady and child enjoy Ship Shape activity on-board HMS Belfast
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Ship Shape Saturdays February half term 2020

HMS Belfast

Saturday 15 & 22 February

Man and boy enjoy Family Mission activity on-board HMS Belfast
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Family Mission: D-Day Edition

HMS Belfast

Daily throughout half term

This Easter at HMS Belfast

Lady and girl sit a table aboard HMS Belfast with artefacts
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Ship Shape HMS Belfast Easter 2020

HMS Belfast

Saturdays throughout Easter holiday (4, 11 & 18 April)

Man and boy enjoy Family Mission activity on-board HMS Belfast
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Sea Legs HMS Belfast Easter 2020

HMS Belfast

Sunday to Tuesday (5 - 14 April)

Man and boy on HMS Belfast. Boy is in the Captains chair
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Top Family Things to Do

  • Woman and boy taking part in activy on HMS Belfast
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    Save the Ship!

    Plot a rescue mission in the Operations Room and guide HMS Belfast to safety using touchscreen technology.

  • Boy sitting in Captains chair
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    Sit in the Captain’s Chair

    Take the helm of this iconic warship and grab a photo as Captain of HMS Belfast.

  • Flag Deck on HMS Belfast
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    Enjoy the View

    Take in the one-of-a-kind panorama of London’s skyline from our Flag Deck.

  • Exploring the engine room
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    Explore the Engine Room

    Walk though the giant engines that powered HMS Belfast across the seas.

  • Gun turret experience HMS Belfast
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    Go to Battle

    Feel what it was like in the midst of battle in our Gun Turret Experience.

  • Man and Child explore inside HMS Belfast
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    Discover the Living Quarters

    See where the Navy officers would have slept and spent their spare time.

HMS BELFAST IT'S A KID MAGNET

Kid Magnet
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HMS BELFAST IT'S A KID MAGNET

'We stayed on board much longer than I had planned...had to drag them off in the end' - TripAdvisor Review

'My grandson age 7 and a half and myself went on it for 3 hours, and both of us loved it, I never realised how good it would be' - Facebook Review

'I was in awe. I have a 12 year old and 8 year old that felt the same. The history of this ship is definitely one to be taken in' - TripAdvisor Review

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Join IWM Membership

Become a member for a year of great days out that the whole family can enjoy.

Benefits include unlimited free admission to HMS Belfast, Churchill War Rooms and IWM Duxford from just £35.

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