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HMS Belfast, London

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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. Put HMS Belfast and other London attractions into our London travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I visited the ship in march 2018. The “tour” around the ship is very interesting. The price is fair. You can easily be on the ship for a couple of hours without getting bored.  more »
  • My husband, teenage boys,and I toured the entire ship. It was very interesting to learn how the sailors lived and the places it has travelled. Traversing through the ship can be challenging.  more »
  • I went with my other half and nephew and spent a few hours walking around and exploring. I must say it's one of the most fascinating places I have ever been to. Well worth a trip and exploring however...  more »
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  • HMS Belfast was brilliant, well worth a visit. Me and my toddler son went last month and it was a great way to spend the morning. The booking was really easy and when we arrived everyone was very friendly. The ship was massive and I'm sure we missed entire levels but everywhere we did see there was something interesting. We especially enjoyed speaking with the gent in the engine/boiler room. My son loved the steep ladders and stair cases but they were a bit tricky with a toddler of I'm honest. It was a great attraction with amazing views of London.
  • Very interesting site to visit. You can take advantage of the free audio tour or just walk around and read the information boards. There is a lot of climbing up and down between decks using narrow ladder-like stairways, which adds to the experience immensely as you feel more of what it was like for the sailors on the ship. Well worth the visit and is situated in a good area for other sightseeing.
  • This is a fantastic museum for the whole family. As you climb around this historical warship you really get a feel for what it must have been like aboard HMS Belfast. Everywhere are madame Tussauds like mannequins being about their tasks and life aboard. There is much to see here and everything is done with an exquisite feeling for detail. I highly recommend going here as it is a great experience. Even if you're not normally interested in this kind of thing. It's well worth it!
  • Had an amazing day out here, service is amazing, staff are friendly and have expert knowledge to answer and and all questions. What they have done really makes the place done to life. There are lots of things to look at and do such as the Gun Turret experience where you get to see a short film and all the guns! Would recommend or all ages although you might need to duck if you are taller!
  • Took my 8 year old daughter and my 5 year old son. They absolutely loved it and my son can't wait to go back. Big place to visit. Lots of rooms, displays (some interactive). It's truly like a maze inside! You just wonder around the engine rooms and your imagination takes you back to how it might have all looked, sounded and smelt when it was in action. You can spend half day there. We also took the visit free of cost audio guide from the ticket both a long with a map (You definitely going to need the latter). Great family day out and strongly recommended.
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