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HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast Review

At 613.5 feet, this is one of the last remaining big-gun armored warships from World War II, in which it played an important role in prtoecting the Arctic convoys and supporting the D-Day landings in Normandy; the ship later saw action during the Korean War. The Belfast has been moored in the Thames as a maritime branch of the IWM London since 1971. A tour of all nine decks—which include the Admiral's quarters, mess decks, bakery, punishment cells, operations room, engine room, and more—gives a vivid picture of life on board the ship, while the riveting interactive gun turret experience puts you in the middle of a World War II naval battle.

    Contact Information

  • Address: The Queen's Walk, Borough, London, SE1 2JH | Map It
  • Phone: 020/7940–6300
  • Cost: £15.50
  • Hours: Mar.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 10–5; last admission 1 hr before closing
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  • Subway: London Bridge
  • Location: South of the Thames
Updated: 02-27-2014

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