No other vessel surviving in Britain today has witnessed historic events of the same magnitude as HMS Belfast. Her every rivet tells a story: the guns chosen to fire the first shots on D‐Day as the Allies battled towards victory in the Second World War; the cavernous engine rooms that powered the ship through the icy wastes of the Arctic and the shark‐infested waters of the Tropics; the Flag Deck, nine levels up, where lookouts once scanned the horizon for enemy vessels and where, today, you can enjoy unrivalled views of central London. This is history you can touch and feel. This is HMS Belfast.
Please note that during adverse weather conditions, some upper decks of HMS Belfast may be closed at short notice.
An audio guide highlight tour of HMS Belfast provides an insight into this historic ship. Hear battle stories from the Second World War and beyond- Audio guides are free for every visitor and are available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Russian and Spanish) A family audio guide is also available.
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 onboard for more information.
The nature of the ship makes access to some areas below decks impossible for wheelchair users. However, the following is available:
A wheelchair lift from the gangway to the Quarterdeck where the tours begins
Wheelchairs are available to loan
Assistance dogs for the deaf and sight impaired are welcome and will have no problem navigating the deck. However, the nature of the ship will make access to some areas below decks extremely difficult.
All visitors are provided with a free hand-held personal audio guide.
Modifications have been made to the Deck, the Quarterdeck, Boat House and Walrus Café to make them accessible to wheelchair users.
In order to gain entry you must present a printed copy of your voucher.
Encore is unable to book School Groups. School Groups, please book directly with the Imperial War Museum (https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/hms-belfast).
Schools (UK or International) who book in advance in term time (during the week only) are eligible for free admission. Schools who arrive without a booking will be charged.
Please take your e-mail confirmation to the venue entrance to gain entry.
Children are aged 5-15yrs. Children under 5 are FREE
Find out more about the venue's location and how to get there.