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HMS Belfast

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Address: Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7940 6300
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Description: Launched in 1938, this cruiser served in World War II, playing a major...
Launched in 1938, this cruiser served in World War II, playing a major role in the sinking of the German battle ship "Scharnhorst" in the Normandy landings.
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HMS Belfast

Had a very interesting and enjoyable time on this ship, however, why did somebody think putting masks on the sailor models was a good idea? They looked ridiculous and should be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Sylvia L
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Had a very interesting and enjoyable time on this ship, however, why did somebody think putting masks on the sailor models was a good idea? They looked ridiculous and should be removed, this was a warship and should be treated as one, spoilt an otherwise good day out.

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Evesham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely piece of history to visit we spent 3 hours aboard worth the £16 entry fee Well mainrained a lot of information to take in around the ship a lot of ladders to go up and down so is definitely for the able bodied

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Want to try a bit of gunboat diplomacy ?- I hired the Admirals suite for two days for a business meeting - amazing location just over looking the Tower of London and Tower bridge . fully catered for . Obviously the views are limited unless on deck as its a real warship- and you did have to go up and... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was a brilliant attraction. We came here for a visit and boy were we impressed. Enrty was quick and we were offered at no charge the audio headsets to listen as we went around. We were very impressed with all the information, the layout and just about everything with this attraction. The price was well worth the visit and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It didn't look too exciting from the very begining but when you start discovering all the hidden places it gets really exciting and fun. It is very realistic and nicely shows how it must have felt to be a crew member. Be prepare for some stair climbing. Wear comfortable shoes and make sure to find the machine rooms located below... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I spent a really interesting 3 hours on board HMS Belfast. I was amazed at the access from the bridge to the boiler room. Lots of interesting information as you go round and excellent value for money!

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

OK I should have gone on her years ago but didn't. Decided to this week and got the shock of my life as entry is £16 a go per adult. Was it worth it...actually No. Lots of doors were locked and signage was pretty bad inside the vessel - in fact I got so disorientated I went around and around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I recently visited the HMS Belfast and enjoyed it. Seeing how seamen lived back in the day gave me new found respect for their service. I'm not sure I could have done it. I recommend it to all who are in reasonably fit condition and not too tall. As you move around the ship and go below deck, you descend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Toured the ship with our grandson who is doing international studies this semester. W e found the organization of the tour very good. The mannequins in the various area made the tour around the ship very realistic.

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

My kids loved the ship. It's pretty self-contained, little chance of them getting lost or falling over the edge and uses up loads of energy walking there then walking round it. A great first hand experience to observe living quarters, battle defenses and to learn about these as you walk through each part of the ship.

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