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+

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.

  • Girl 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

October Half Term Activities

Veteran meets Families on HMS Belfast
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Family, Half term
We Were There: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses

HMS Belfast

23 October 2019

Family mission d-day edition HMS Belfast in progress
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Family, Half term
Family Mission: D-Day Edition

HMS Belfast

Monday 21, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 October

Boys in Belfast boiler room at Ship Shape event
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Family, Half term
Ship Shape Saturdays

HMS Belfast

19 and 26 October 2019

Family Activities this Winter

Girls looking though a magnifier at HMS Belfast
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Family
Ship Shape Saturdays

HMS Belfast

Saturday 28 December and Saturday 4 January

Girl facing HMS Belfast's Engine Order Telegraph
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Family
Sea Legs

HMS Belfast

Monday 23 December 2019 and Monday 30 December 2019

Mother and Daughter at HMS Belfast
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Family
Family Mission: D-Day Edition

HMS Belfast

Friday 27 December, and Tuesday 31 December to Friday 3 January

Tickets

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Special rates for groups  and schools

Ticket FAQ

ONLINE * ON THE DAY *

Family 1 adult and up to 3 children

£27.90 £31

Family 2 adults and up to 6 children

£41.40 £46

Adult

Aged 16 – 59 years

£16.20 £18

Child

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

£8.10 £9

Concessions

Senior 60+/ student / disabled

£12.95 £14.40

IWM Member

Members do not need to pre-book their visit

Free Free

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