Celebrations aboard HMS Belfast will be full steam ahead when it opens again on 18 May. To mark the end of 6 months’ repair work, the WW2 warship will be hosting a weekend of exciting activities that enable visitors to explore its unique seafaring history.
During the Jamboree on 26-27 May, visitors will be able to talk to veterans who served aboard the ship, explore the extensive vessel and learn about its history, aided by the immersive WW2 Gun Turret Experience and the interactive Operations Room.
You’ll also have the chance to explore the Bridge Wireless Office, which is still used by the Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society today.
For those needing a breath of fresh air after experiencing the cramped conditions in which 950 sailors would have been housed at one time, a barbecue will be available on the top decks, giving visitors the chance to take in the view and enjoy festive music provided for the occasion.
More About HMS Belfast
- HMS Belfast, which has been an iconic feature of London’s South Bank for over 40 years, was launched in 1938 and performed key roles in WW2, the Korean War and subsequent peacekeeping efforts before retiring in 1963.
- This light cruiser is the last remaining vessel of her type left in existence and visitors should not miss the chance to explore this key piece of British naval history in her restored glory.
Both days – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM