During WWII, HMS Belfast was the largest and most powerful cruiser in the Royal Navy, and she went on to serve in Korea before being retired in 1963. Since the 1970s she has functioned as a floating naval museum, replete with nine huge decks, gun turrets and punishment rooms. In the exhibition ‘War and Peace’, visitors can discover the story of the ship from its inception in the mid-1930s to engagements like the Battle of North Cape. Original plans, oral histories and drawings reveal the nature of life on board – including the day in 1939 when HMS Belfast was struck by a mine. The Engine Room, Operations Room and Compass Platform meanwhile offer a fascinating insight into the workings of the mighty vessel.
Tel: 020 7940 6300
closed 24, 25, and 26 December.
Winter hours: (1 November to 28 February) 10am – 5pm, last admission 4pm
Summer hours: (29 Feb to 31 October) 10am – 6pm, last admission 5pm
Entry Charges: Admission: under 16s free, Adult £14.50