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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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A great visit. Fascinating looking around at all the different areas of the ship. I particularly enjoyed the demonstration in the gun turret. There was so much to see, I wish we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A great visit. Fascinating looking around at all the different areas of the ship. I particularly enjoyed the demonstration in the gun turret. There was so much to see, I wish we could have spent more time there. Very helpful and friendly staff. Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It was my second visit to see this amazing floating museum. Both of my friends were stunned by how well the ship has been turned into a attraction to educate us about life on a ship during and after the 2nd World War. At least 2 hours is needed to fully see everything HMS Belfast has to offer. Even the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Loved it! Where else can you have free reign over a real battleship (or cruiser, or whatever actual type it is). A great sense of history, you really feel like you are back in the 50s and experiencing what the sailors really did.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Took my family with two grandchildren aged 9 and 7 to visit HMS Belfast. Was really disappointed. The directional signage was poor, there weren't many interactive displays for the children to understand more and the few that were available were obviously over run with children. Visited last time in the 1970s and I felt that the attraction hadn't been updated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Went with my daughter and 3 grandsons aged 6,4 &2 on the 10th anniversary of 7 July bombings which meant that we were on board for the minutes silence which was carried out with typical naval efficiency with all the bells & whistles. There was lots to do and see and the boys loved climbing up and going down ladders... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I loved the visit to HMS Belfast. Very interesting and awesome tribute. Get the free audio guide if you want more meaning to it. I could spend a whole day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to HMS Belfast which was extremely well presented and informative. This was a first class day out and definitely value for money. Highly recommended. There are some areas unsuitable for younger children (although several people ignored this!) and lots of steps and narrow spaces to navigate to fully enjoy all the exhibit has to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

really good facilities, we were able to have a good look around the ship in the space of only a few hours! we also attended a t-shirt design workshop, and were informed by a friendly tour guide about the tattoos that would have been worn many years ago. I would be sure to recommend to families of any age, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A fitting tribute and memorial to the naval heroes that ensured Britain's survival during WW2. The ship is very well maintained. It is smaller than I expected. I can't imagine going on an Arctic Convoy or combat in the Atlantic. There's no space wasted inside, it's packed. (If you have mobility problems, don't like small spaces or have very small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

-The Tower bridge went up before our eyes! - Ships bell was made of silver and was given to them by the people of Ireland - It was crazy when the guns went off to get the Germans! - The admirals were:Jeremy & James & Mike & Ian & Tim - The ship had 4 turets and about 6 guns... More 

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Additional Information about HMS Belfast

Address: Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7940 6300
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > London Bridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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