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HMS Belfast

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Address: Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England
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Launched in 1938, this cruiser served in World War II, playing a major role...

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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Went to HMS Belfast with my then 6yr old son & dad who had both never been before. We had an amazing day searching all round ship & fuelling up in the cafe. So interesting & so... read more

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Went to HMS Belfast with my then 6yr old son & dad who had both never been before. We had an amazing day searching all round ship & fuelling up in the cafe. So interesting & so much fun for us all

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyable few hours spent exploring the ship! Got to see a lot more of it than I was expecting, being able to go right down into the engine rooms! We used a 2:1 voucher that came with our Gatwick Express tickets. Not sure I would spend the £16 pp for it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've wanted to have a look inside HMS Belfast for years and today I got my chance. I was not disappointed, it was well worth the wait as there is lots to see, learn and do onboard. I wouldn't recommend taking very young children as there are some steep stairs/ladders between decks which might put some off. All in all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved touring the ship well set up Loved the Hospital and the mess deck Tried to serve my sister Spotted Dick But she went for the Fish and Chips well worth a Visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent over 3 hours wandering around the ship. We had the audio guide which took you through the different areas of the ship, with interesting facts. There were also video clips in some of the rooms that gave further details. There were steep ladder style steps that you needed to negotiate to get you through the different levels. These... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This ship is moored very near City Hall and the Tower Bridge. What a fantastic monument to the battles and struggles of World War II. Read the reviews of those who explored all of it- definitely worth taking your time. And next time, I'll bring the young ones and go inside!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit aboard HMS Belfast. This was a really cold wet day when we visited, it was myself and my fiancée. We both had a great time and easily passed around 2.5 hours aboard. There seemed like there was everywhere to go and see. You really can get lost and enjoy everything about this ship. A real pleasure to visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

HMS Belfast served during the Second World War. She playing a leading part in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst, and also the Normandy Landings. She was service with the Royal Navy until 1965, and was then was saved for the nation in 1971 as a unique reminder of Britain’s naval heritage. The museum inside gives very interesting information... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had wanted to visit for a while and we were not disappointed. A really great "museum", very well organised and interesting, highlighting all the experience of HMS Belfast. We spent 2 and 1/2 hours but could easily have spent more time. We worth a visit, highly recommend.

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Wow what an experience. You really got the feel of what it would be like to live work & sleep on the ship. A marvellous history lesson.

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