09 March 2018Join in on HMS Belfast's 80th birthday

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Across the weekend of 17 - 18 March, come on board and take part in a range of free birthday activities as the Imperial War Museum marks HMS Belfast's 80th birthday in style.

There's no ship quite like HMS Belfast. Launched on 17 March 1938, no other vessel surviving in Britain today has witnessed historic events of the same magnitude.

Celebrate with a slice of a spectacular nine-tier birthday cake made by Great British Bake Off 2017 winner Sophie Faldo or raise a glass of complimentary rum punch in the ship's honour.*


Children can discover how messages were sent from the ship in Signals at Sea and learn to write their names in Morse Code. Pose for a photo in our Birthday Photobooth or try on a temporary naval tattoo. 


All this plus nine decks of naval history where you can discover what life was like at sea from veterans who served on board.

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*Subject to availability, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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