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This stunning, unique and historic venue offers a fantastic location for a variety of events; ideally situated between the City.


As early as 1967 the Imperial War Museum had been investigating the possibility of preserving a Second World War cruiser. This led to the formation of a trust, headed up by one of HMS Belfast’s former captains Rear-Admiral Sir Morgan Morgan-Giles. After some years the trust was successful and HMS Belfast was brought to London opening to the public on Trafalgar Day, 21 October 1971. Today she is the last remaining vessel of her type – one of the largest and most powerful light cruisers ever built.

Open every day from 10am, including Bank Holidays

We are closed 24, 25, and 26 December

Winter hours: (1 November to 28 February) 10am – 5pm, last admission 4pm

Summer hours: (1 March to 31 October) 10am – 6pm, last admission 5pm

During adverse weather, it may become necessary for certain ladders and upper decks on HMS Belfast to be closed at short notice. Please ask a member of staff on board for more information.


Plan your visit and buy tickets go to http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/hms-belfast

HMS Belfast

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