Group Visits, Self Guided And Private Tours

HMS Belfast offers an immersive experience across the ship’s nine decks. Duck through the same hatches and climb the same ladders as those who served on board to discover what life was like for the 950-strong crew.

HMS Belfast welcomes visits from groups.

  • Visit as a group of 15 or more for a self-guided tour or book a private tour.
  • Group visits must be booked in advance. 

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Child with object on HMS Belfast
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HMS Belfast

Youth groups

Youth groups can discover a unique historic environment. Film, photographs, objects and veteran testimonies tell the story of what life was like living and working on board HMS Belfast during her duties in the Second World War, the Cold War, Korea and beyond.

Veterans of HMS Belfast gather to celebrate her 80th birthday, March 16 2018
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HMS Belfast

Adult Groups

Groups can explore HMS Belfast on a self-directed visit. A short introductory film and audio guides in English, French, German and Spanish are included in the admission price, subject to availability.

HMS Belfast with Tower Bridge behind with a bright blue sky. Imperial War Museums venue hire.
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Venue Hire HMS Belfast

Steeped in history and naval charm, HMS Belfast promises an event your guests will never forget.

View of Union Jack on HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast

Accessibility at HMS Belfast

The nature of the ship can make access to some of the areas below decks quite difficult. There is an accessible lift from the Quarterdeck gangway where your tour starts, and other facilities are available on board.