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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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Everything set out well and informative. Interactive videos were really good. Worth a look especially if you are into war ships and how they operate and how the crew function on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Everything set out well and informative. Interactive videos were really good. Worth a look especially if you are into war ships and how they operate and how the crew function on a daily basis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

excellent audio guides. knowledgeable and friendly guides. Great piece of maritime history. Thoroughly enjoyed by adults and my 8y and 5y old girls. Lower decks require some negotiation of steps and a little scary for the kids, but with some encouragement both managed and enjoyed the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, we ran out of time and had to cut our visit short - could have done with half and hour more (we were only there 2 hours). The mannequins and dressing of each room/area brought the ship to life so you could see what it would have been like. Very Good.

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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Reasonable entrance charge and plenty to see. Not recommended if you can't climb steps as there is a lot of step climbing to do between decks. Allow about 3 hours for your visit as there is a lot to see.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Being ex-navy my reasons for visiting was of a multiple nature, however there are many reasons for normal landlubbers to venture onboard, both from a historical perspective and a curiosity value. I take my ex-sailors hat to all the people that brought the Belfast to London and who maintain and operate her with a passion and compassion.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit, would have been superb but spoilt by the bizzare notion that art and military should be combined. Please loose the masks

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great exhibit, ruined by stupid masks. There is no way a navy man would have worn one of them, my dad was a chief engineer and I can just imagine his face if he was told he had to wear one for some festival.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

What should have been a great visit, planned for several months, was mostly spoiled by the very stupid masks and the marking on the faces of the manikins and other beaded and plastic flower litter strewn about the place. The manikins are intended to show what life was like but were made something between a laughing stock and graffiti. I'll... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Would have given this a five if not for the frankly bizarre and scary masks/tatoos that were placed on the dummy sailors all over the boat, the tour is absolutely amazing and there is so much to do, my particular favourite was the search and rescue touchscreen excercise. Being a musician i really do respect art in all its forms,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The ship is great and well worth a visit, but please get rid of the "art instillation" it spoils any kind of realism you get from walking around the ship and even as an adult I found it surreal and disturbing, which is not what I want from a war memorial.

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