AN AUGMENTED REALITY INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Come onboard and steer the ship in her role as convoy escort.
Open Sundays and Mondays from 11am to 5pm, from 25th July to October 31st, 2021.
Book here for your admission to the ship, £7.50 for adults and FREE for children and students with student card or student rail card
Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, we’re bringing the WELLINGTON into the 21st Century by the clever use of 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 she was on convoy duty.
What you’ll see from the wheelhouse is not the River Thames and the Victoria Embankment where she 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 HMS WELLINGTON using the ship’s wheel. Manoeuvre around the buoys, pass alongside the convoy ships and fire the hedgehog bombs from the wheelhouse. A fun educational attraction for groups of adults and children alike.
Imagine yourself in the role of Officer of the Watch or Look Out in the Second World War, where WELLINGTON undertook around 100 missions to protect the merchant shipping carrying much needed supplies to sustain the nation.
More AR attractions are on their way to enhance your visit to this historic ship.
HQS WELLINGTON, is Britain’s last surviving Second World War escort ship and a unique part of our maritime heritage. She was built for the Royal Navy in 1934 and during the Second World War served in the Battle of the Atlantic on convoy duty. The ship, at Temple Stairs on the Thames, is now owned and preserved by the Wellington Trust and is the headquarters of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.
All visitors to the exhibition will also be able to view the models of ships belonging to the Honourable Company, which are on permanent display, and other artefacts and paintings of maritime importance.
Also included in the Admission cost is SOUTH ASIAN SEAFARERS exhibition which spans four hundred years looking at the contribution made by seamen from this region, manning ships in times of peace and war and performing vital work on board British Ships, often at great risk to themselves. Hear their stories.
Admission to the ship is £7.50. Children under 16 FREE
Students with student card or student rail card FREE.