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HMS Belfast, London

Categories: Military Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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Permanently moored on the River Thames, HMS Belfast is a museum ship open to the public. Access to the ship is via the footpath on the south bank of the river. A walkway connects the footpath to the ship's quarterdeck. Onboard, you'll visit nine decks all restored by the Imperial War Museum and thematically divided into three sections: a taste of seamen's daily lives; the boiler room, engine room, and communication and mechanical functions of the ship; and the admiral's bridge, operations room, and gun direction platform. In between these quartered-off sections, look for exhibits commemorating the ship's war service and personal stories of those who served aboard. Take a look at our London vacation generator to schedule your visit to HMS Belfast and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We have seen only from the outside, traveling aboard a cruise boat. Very interesting to see anyway to close a warship
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  • I can recommend a visit to HMS Belfast each technology-interested people! The ship is in a (relatively) fabulous condition! Many scenes with love are prepared to detail through dolls, accompanied with the corresponding is noise (kitchen, dentist, accommodation etc.) also used here also with the sense of smell. In the bakery it smells like fresh bread, in the laundry after fresh linen and and and... an absolutely amazing experience! The entry cost of £16 are absolutely adequate, staff offers a friendly and helpful! Too often occurring in Germany for similar exhibits to vandalism (for example, Technikmuseum Sinsheim) why there all through glass is protected or already has been destroyed. This is not the case on the HMS Belfast, liked very much.
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  • It is very interesting to be in front of a landmark of world history as a vessel used in war. very valuable
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  • First off, pricey. 16£ for a ticket which is rather quite expensive. If you're gonna go, put aside at least 2 hours if you wanna see everything. Secondly, very poor directions. You have to guess your way through the ship most of the time. Thirdly, be prepared to see "no entry" signs, because they're pretty much everywhere. Lastly, the overview map of the ship is misleading since it indicates the different decks of the ship and what there is on those decks. However there is no acess to any deck above the second one (which is roughly 50 square meters). Very dissapointed.
  • Really intresting, but somethimes little bit confusing.
  • This was so cool. It seems like almost no part of the ship is off limits. The audio guide was worth it and the little exhibits were nicely curated. It is easy to get a feel for life aboard while at sea and leaves you with a new appreciation for those defending your freedom. Note that it is easy to get turned around so be aware of the guide markings. Also be weary if you are on the taller side or have wide shoulders, doors/stairwells/ladder openings are short and narrow. This might not be for you if you're somewhat claustrophobic either.
  • I've been to London 60 times and never heard of this. I'm glad I went on this trip. I enjoyed this more than I thought. Seeing the insides of the innards of the ship, engines, turbines, weaponry was very cool. I liked all the history and stories on the ship. There is something for everyone onboard, I would go back.
  • I saw this on outnumbered and its my fave show i am 76 for too days and i want to visit butt im to old and i live in canada i just imigrated form africa.
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