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HMS Belfast: 75th anniversary

Sunday 17th March 2013, St Patrick's Day, marks 75 years since HMS Belfast was first launched in 1938. Now the floating military museum located on the River Thames, between Tower Bridge and London Bridge, is a reminder of the role of the Royal Navy ships during the Second World War. During the weekend of 16th and 17th March, there will be a series of special events and activities (free with admission) to mark this monumental occasion. Visitors will be invited to witness simulated firing from the 4-inch guns, as well as enjoy live Irish music and meet veterans who served on board. Children will also be able to create plaster cast medallions of the ship's crest and learn how to use Morse Code during live radio demos in the Bridge Wireless Office. For full details and time, please visit the official website.

 

About HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into the Captain's Bridge and then head down to the massive Boiler and Engine Rooms, well below the ship's waterline. More about HMS Belfast

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    Hew Locke: The TouristsHew Locke: The TouristsHew Locke: The TouristsThe artist transforms HMS Belfast into an interactive and creative experience through a series of installations, inspired by the ships last voyage to the Caribbean.30th July 2015Monday 7th September 2015 Where:
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    Dates26th March to 7th September 2015
     
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    Crossing The LineCrossing The LineDraw inspiration from Hew Locke's art installation to create a collaged mask.17th August 2015Monday 31st August 2015 Where:
    HMS Belfast,   Morgan's Lane  Tooley Street    SE1 2JH
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    Dates17th to 31st August 2015 | Pricing Free
     
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    Draw inspiration from Hew Locke's art installation to create a collaged mask.

    Dazzle Camouflage: WorkshopDazzle Camouflage: Workshop24th October 2015Sunday 1st November 2015 Where:
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