HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast, London

HMS Belfast
4.5
Military Museums • Historic Sites • Ships
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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London’s warship experience. Climb on board and explore all 9 decks. Permanently moored on the Thames.
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  • London Bridge • 5 min walk
  • Tower Hill • 7 min walk
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,206 contributions
A great insight into life on a warship
Oct 2021
A great way to spend a sunny sunday in early October, aboard HMS Belfast. It's somewhere I've always been interested and it did not disappoint. With a pretty expensive entrance fee of £25.00 per adult and a £5 guidebook as well, I was a little skeptical.

What we got was a look at all the ins and outs of the ship from deck to bridge to engine rooms with historic video footage and props from the back in the day. All preserved well and giving an insight into life at sea.

I have no hesitation recommending visiting here as a good way to spend 2-3 hours, if it seems like you might like it then you will, if it's not your type of thing then I could see you not getting so much out of it.
Written November 19, 2021
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Hairybikerz
Congleton, UK15 contributions
Absolutely brilliant
Nov 2021 • Couples
Was a lot better than thought it would be! Things like this fascinate me so I was intrigued the moment I saw it and had to go, brilliant value for money and spent 5 hours wandering about, tour is brilliant, arrows could be bit better organised to find way around and there are steep ladders to navigate. Well worth a look.
Written November 14, 2021
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CVlincs
Lincoln, UK109 contributions
Amazing place. Well worth a visit.
Oct 2021 • Family
This is an amazing place to visit with spectacular views of London. You are free to walk round at your own pace using the audio guide. Lots of information displayed in various ways. It was interesting to learn the history of the ship and what life was like for those who served on it. We were fortunate to meet Bernie who worked on the ship. He showed our children how to spell their name in Morse code. Such a lovely man. We spent nearly 3 hours looking round. Lots of climbing quite narrow ladders as you move between the decks so bear this in mind. Well worth a visit.
Written October 22, 2021
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Soumen Mandal
Cardiff, UK70 contributions
A good place to visit
Sep 2021
Very good museum to explore. Keep in mind while visiting you may have to go up an down lot of narrow ladders. So, best not to visit with back pack or something like it.
Written October 14, 2021
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Heidi D
Scarborough, ME308 contributions
Fascinating! A must
Sep 2021
We have passed the Belfast for years and finally decided to visit. Why did we wait for so long? It was amazing. You are given an audio guide which is very good and succinct. There are also some parts of the tour where there are posters of information as well as activities. You are able to see everything from the bowels of the ship with the engines and missile loaders and up to the Commander's position and quarters. We learned a lot, took our time and the time flew by. Before we knew it, we spent 3 hours. It is fascinating and we highly recommend it. The history of this wonderful ship is quite amazing.
Written October 3, 2021
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millwalki8
Godmanchester, UK33 contributions
Very happy ex sailor
Sep 2021
Visited 26 Sept 21, wow, from the initial booking in to the tour it was fantastic. I first went 40 years ago, having spent 23 year in the Navy and having left 13 years ago it was just what I needed to top up my inner sailor again.

The guides were excellent and the audio machine was perfect.

You will need a goo 3 hours min to see it all.
Written September 27, 2021
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Honest_Tom_001
Bristol, UK40 contributions
excellent morning with loads of fascinating history
Aug 2021
As a family we quite like history, and HMS Belfast is full of it. A really enjoyable experience with loads to look at and explore. The staff were quite friendly and we spent 2-3 hours on board.
The audio guides were ok - when you could find the number of the audio you were meant to listen to. The narrative was informative and clear.
As alluded to above, numbering, and the route around could have been much better. There is a one way route with some (very limited) arrows - and we ended up missing things and had to retrace our steps. We weren't alone in this as we saw lots of people having to go back against one way sections to ensure they saw everything. If more arrows, or a little map, can be provided then for me this would become a 5 star visit.
Just one other thing to add - there are a lot of narrow steep ladders to navigate, so its not ideal if you have small children or have any sort of mobility issues.
Written September 26, 2021
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Jock06
Edinburgh, UK59 contributions
Great experience - would definitely recommend
Sep 2021 • Friends
This is a great place to visit and the history of the ship is incredible. Spent around 2 hours onboard and even then I don’t think we fully explored the ship as it’s very big! Favourite part of the visit was going inside the big guns and listening to the stories which really brought the ship to life.

Ship has a cafe onboard and the teas and coffees we bought were good. I gave the experience 4/5. If there were more interactive exhibits that would’ve increased my score. For example I’m sure there’s potential for doing something interactive on navigation or communications. This would also be good for kids. I also think the shop is extra over priced (eg £10 for a mug) which is a shame.

Still a very good experience and would highly recommend it. Plus the whole area around the ship is fantastic.
Written September 20, 2021
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Emily R
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom174 contributions
Fun afternoon
Sep 2021
A very enjoyable, must see experience. Its great to discover the history of the ship as well as all the rooms and everything to see. the audio commentary was good. It was quiet when we visited which was great as if it was busy i think it would get a little cramped which is understandable. Overall i think a must see
Written September 20, 2021
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Uk Explorers
England, UK100 contributions
Family visit
Sep 2021 • Family
The whole family really enjoyed our date out here

An iconic part of the river scene but not been onboard for years. Although in need of some TLC (not easy in a pandemic I imagine) the whole experience was brilliant

The kids loved climbing up & down ladders, sitting in the bridge & pretending to fire guns at the other boats in the river

Will probably come again in 5 years when they are a bit older & have longer attention spans
Written September 12, 2021
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