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Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant we're bringing the Wellington into the 21st century through an immersive interactive experience for all the family.

We are creating a level of augmentation that will allow our visitors (schools and the general public) to experience steering HMS Wellington as it was on convoy duty.

What you’ll see from the wheelhouse is not the River Thames and the Victoria Embankment where the ship is moored. You’ll be in the middle of a convoy, still in the ‘real world’, but what you see and feel is augmented with digital images and sound.

Come and respond to the Captain’s commands, steer the ship using the ship’s wheel, use the telegraph to tell engineers the required speed, engage with the ASDIC to search for enemy U-boats and fire the hedgehog bombs from the wheelhouse on the ship. A fun educational attraction for groups of adults and children alike.

Imagine yourself in the role of Officer, Watch or Look Out back in the Battle of the Atlantic, where the Wellington escorted around 100 missions to protect the merchant shipping carrying much needed supplies to sustain the nation.

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to all the players.


HQS Wellington

Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, LONDON, WC2R 2PN

03301 332844


Opening times

Temporarily closed - Opening 1 January

If you show signs of Covid-19, or if you test positive then please cancel your ticket and reschedule. If you need to cancel because of Covid-19 your ticket price will be refunded (see Refund Policy below)

Face masks must be worn onboard in line with Government guidelines.

Your safety onboard HQS Wellington is our priority for this reason we will be issuing timed entry tickets and have 2m social distancing markers to help you to maintain safe distancing.

With a National Art Pass you get

50% discount off entry with National Art Pass
Each National Art Pass holder is eligible for one discounted National Art Pass ticket and will need to present their current National Art Pass with their ticket on entry to the Ship.
Valid until November 2021
25% discount off the admission price for National Art Pass Holders
All National Art Pass Holders will be required to book their tickets online. You must show your pass on arrival or your booking will not be valid. If you do not have your pass then you will be asked to pay the difference between the reduced price and full price entry before you are admitted on board.
Valid until December 2021

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