Museums and galleries across the UK are subject to temporary closures. Those that remain open have safety measures in place, please remember to check venue guidelines before visiting.

HQS Wellington

Temporarily closed - Opening 1 January



HQS Wellington is temporarily closed until further notice. Please check the venue's website for the latest details.

Board the historic vessel, HQS Wellington and discover Britain’s maritime history.

This majestic boat has a rich history, particularly as an integral part of the Second World War and notably contributing to Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk. As the last remaining boat of its kind from that period, HQS Wellington has huge historical significance and is now home to an expansive maritime library.

There is now an extensive collection to peruse onboard including artefacts, ship models and even a selection of maritime instruments. You can explore all the boat’s unique areas including the Model Room, the Wheelhouse and the Forecastle, plus you can take a virtual tour of the major Hospital and Troop Ship exhibition that took place on the ship in 2015.


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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Exhibitions and events at HQS Wellington

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