You might not be able to come on board today, but you can still hear some unforgettable stories of life at sea. Sign up to our eNews, and over the coming weeks we will send you some handpicked favourites from our collection.
We recommend you leave at least 90 minutes in your day to look around HMS Belfast. However, with our on-site café and the amount of information to be found on board, lots of people come for half-a day or more.
Help us continue to tell stories that deserve to be heard by supporting us as a member and uncover a host of benefits including free standard admission to Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast and IWM Duxford.
We are committed to ensuring HMS Belfast is accessible to as many visitors as possible. There is wheelchair access to the main deck of HMS Belfast but there is no access below deck due to the nature of the ship. Weight restrictions apply when using the accessible lift on to the HMS Belfast quarterdeck. The maximum combined weight of wheelchair and user allowable is 275kg. For more information please follow the link to our accessibility guide below.
Our shops offer a wide range of inspiring and unique gifts, from books, clothing and accessories to vintage posters, homeware, toys and souvenirs, all inspired by our collections and the stories they tell。 Shop in branch or online using the link below。
公益福彩appGet a bite to eat before you come aboard at our River Cottage Deli or finish your day with a drink from the rooftop Botanic Bar that overlooks the Thames. Alternatively take a break at the On Board Café where light refreshments are available. Please let our staff know if you have any dietary requirements.
IWM is a registered charity and relies on your support to help us preserve our unique collections for future generations. To help us preserve our collections you can donate cash or make a quick and easy contactless donation with a credit or debit card by tapping it at various locations around the museums. Alternatively you can donate online now on the link below. Thank you for supporting IWM.
You are welcome to take photos and video at our museums for personal, non-commercial use but please refrain from using flash or tripods. Our museums can get busy at times and we therefore ask that you do not film people without their permission. Please observe signage indicating where photography and filming is not permitted.
Audio guides are available from the information desk onboard HMS Belfast and there is no charge to use this facility.
The audio guides are available in English, French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Mandarin, Spanish and Dutch.
The audio guide lasts approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Large bags or suitcases are not permitted on board and there are no locker facilities onboard the ship。
The safety of our visitors and staff and the preservation of our collections are of the upmost importance to IWM. We therefore kindly ask that you allow sufficient time on entry to our museums for our staff to complete their security checks to ensure this is maintained. Please do not bring any prohibited items with you as they will be confiscated. If you see any unattended bags or packages or have concerns about security issues on your visit please report this to a member of staff.
To help you plan your visit in advance, please see the below link where you can download a copy of the Floor Plan and see the different decks for you to explore。