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HMS Belfast

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Address: Tooley Street, London SE1 2JH, England
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Launched in 1938, this cruiser served in World War II, playing a major role...

Launched in 1938, this cruiser served in World War II, playing a major role in the sinking of the German battle ship "Scharnhorst" in the Normandy landings.

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A visit aboard HMS Belfast. This was a really cold wet day when we visited, it was myself and my fiancée. We both had a great time and easily passed around 2.5 hours aboard... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A visit aboard HMS Belfast. This was a really cold wet day when we visited, it was myself and my fiancée. We both had a great time and easily passed around 2.5 hours aboard. There seemed like there was everywhere to go and see. You really can get lost and enjoy everything about this ship. A real pleasure to visit... More 

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HMS Belfast served during the Second World War. She playing a leading part in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst, and also the Normandy Landings. She was service with the Royal Navy until 1965, and was then was saved for the nation in 1971 as a unique reminder of Britain’s naval heritage. The museum inside gives very interesting information... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had wanted to visit for a while and we were not disappointed. A really great "museum", very well organised and interesting, highlighting all the experience of HMS Belfast. We spent 2 and 1/2 hours but could easily have spent more time. We worth a visit, highly recommend.

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Wow what an experience. You really got the feel of what it would be like to live work & sleep on the ship. A marvellous history lesson.

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Leicester UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always wanted to visit this ship, took my wife and even she enjoyed it! A really good look at the workings of the ship, some interesting videos and the gun turrets are worth a visit, as are the engine rooms. A lot of climbing up and down steep stairs and a lot to see. I can imagine kids would really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thought about going on, but was a tad expensive and a lot of scaffolding on the ship. So decided to flag it this time .... however took an interesting picture in the late afternoon. Isn't the sun setting but a reflection off some windows on opposite bank .... just looked good with London Tower Bridge in background :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely can recommend this floating museum. Most of the ship is open to viewing and the hands on approach (such as sitting on the captains chair in the bridge) was refreshing. The stairs between levels are very steep and the ceilings are low so you need to be careful moving around, but the exhibits are great and the views of... More 

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Impressive as seen from the embankment. Well looked after. Was the ship of its day! Thank you for bringing us close by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the ship that fought its way across the North Sea to protect the convoys to Russia and patrolled the English Channel during D-Day and supported the troop landings. It is a magnificent piece of history and a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this lunchtime trip to the HMS Belfast. It is fascinating looking at how the sailors lived although you need to climb up a lot of stairs to see everything. I think it's a bit expensive but the price seems to be pretty standard in London.

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