Learn about the military history of the HMS Belfast as you explore the unique battleship and discover her roles and experience.

Your London Explorer Pass includes . . .

  • Access to all nine decks of the ship
  • Free audio guide providing the history and war stories
  • Battle simulation and interactive game

Hop on board the HMS Belfast and discover what life was like living at sea during the war. The famous ship was originally a light cruiser built for the Royal Navy, and now it's a permanently-moored museum on the River Thames.

Explore all nine decks of the ship and get a unique insight into naval history. You'll learn about the sailors’ experiences of battle and discover some amazing historical artifacts. Take a seat in the captain's chair, and weave your way through the engine rooms and crew living quarters. You'll even get the chance to help recover a downed plane in an interactive game based on a real-life exercise.

HMS Belfast Highlights

Captain's chair – take a seat in the chair and picture what it was like to command a ship in battle.

Crew stories – hear first-hand accounts from war veterans and the people who served on the ship with your free audio guide.

Gun turret experience – experience a simulation of the Battle of North Cape.

Did You Know

  • HMS Belfast is one of only three surviving bombardment ships that supported the Nomandy landings on D-Day.
  • The ship spent 33 days in Normandy and fired over 5,000 shells in support of the landings. This was the last time she fired her guns.
  • HMS Belfast's guns are currently aimed at the London Gateway, which is the last service station on the M1 motorway before you arrive into London.
  • HMS Belfast was once equipped to launch aircrafts via catapult. These amphibious planes were used to attack submarines and after completing the missions would land alongside the ship in the water and be recovered by cranes.

Using Your London Explorer Pass

Present your Explorer Pass at the main entrance.

How to Get There

London Underground
London Bridge - Jubilee and Northern lines
Tower Hill - Circle and District lines

National Rail Network:
London Bridge Station

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your Explorer Pass for HMS Belfast, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

27 February - 29 October 2017
Monday 10.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00
Thursday 10.00 - 18.00
Friday 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
Last Admission: 17.00
30 October -25 February 2018
Monday 10.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
Last Admission: 16.00


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The Queen's Walk Londra SE1 2JH


020 7940 6300