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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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Brilliant floating museum, authentic and very, very hands on interesting. Great to explore above and below decks. A must see and something a little different, not too busy, go... read more

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant floating museum, authentic and very, very hands on interesting. Great to explore above and below decks. A must see and something a little different, not too busy, go early c10am.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fascinating place to visit. Wish we had given ourseves longer onboard, would recomend at least 3 hours and be prepared to climb up and down some pretty narrow ladders/steps. Starting to look a little tatty in places but is well maintained and we shall certainly be paying the Belfast another visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Originally launched in 1938 this ship served in WW2 and helped in the Normandy landings. Since 1971 The HMS Belfast has been a museum by The River Thames near Southwark Bridge and London Bridge. Look out for selected weekends when there are activities for children aboard.

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Raubling, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

England, Great Britain, the Royal Navy. In London it is the most convenient way to include the Navy in your trip and to understand the proud of the British. This impressive cruiser holds a lot of history just across the Tower of London. Within a few minutes you can change sides from the medieval fortification across the 19.ten century Tower-bridge... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit , spent 3 hours looking round, could have done longer. Not cheap but well worth it. The audio units are informative. The standard of the restoration great. Still working on her but this doesn't spoil the trip. There is a small cafe on board but we didn't use it, looked ok thought,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The children wanted to explore the boat so we used our 2 for 1 with our train tickets and went aboard. Found it rather interesting, each of us had our own kind of walkie talkie that gave a talk about the boat but was done in a interesting and non boring way - even the kids all enjoyed it. Loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have visited a lot of war and nautical museums over the years, but this is one of the best. The level of access is incredible, from the engine and boiler rooms to the bridge and gun turrets you can pretty much see everything. If you are in to engineering the cutaways in the engine room are great. Spent more... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely day out for all the family, lovely to see what and how people would have loved on the ship when our at sea.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't get inside because of the Christmas period of my visit. But from outside is impressive. IF you can't get inside don't miss it from outside. Combine it with a walk near the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent around 2-3 hours early on the Monday, and used a 2for1 as part of coming in on the train with days out guide. Moving around the ship was not as easy as you may think, and certainly for more elderly people it can be rather slow. Visiting the locations around the ship there was the audio guide, though... More 

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