HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast , Aldgate Sunday January 27 2013 0:00
HMS Belfast
Andrew Brackenbury HMS Belfast
Europe's largest cruiser from WWII is now a floating naval museum with nine huge decks, including gun turrets, punishment rooms and an operating theatre. 'HMS Belfast in War and Peace' tells the story of the 'Belfast' from her inception in the mid-1930s to the decision to save her for the nation in 1971. Original artefacts, documents, plans and drawings (as well as contemporary paintings, photographs, models and audio-visual displays) give a detailed account of the life and times of the warship and the men who served in her. The 'Gun Turret Experience' immerses visitors in a battle during World War II while the interactive 'Operations Room' puts them in the Captain's shoes, controlling a fleet of ships off North Borneo.


Venue name: HMS Belfast
Address: The Queen's Walk
Opening hours: Nov-Feb daily 10am-5pm (last adm 4.15pm); daily Mar-Oct 10am-6pm (last adm 5.15pm)
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
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