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We regret that due to exceptional demand tickets are no longer available for this event. Should tickets become available due to cancellations we will make these available at 8am daily. There will still be a range of activities in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich and an opportunity to meet the Royal Marines and Royal Navy for which no tickets are required. 

We thank you for your interest in this event and if you are still interested in the Royal Navy and wish to find out more about the work it undertakes please book tickets for the free presentation in the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College on the evening of 28 May 2014 by visiting

HMS BULWARK is the Fleet Flagship of the Royal Navy.  She is maintained at high readiness to deploy worldwide to deliver the punch of the Royal Marines ashore using her 8 landing craft and dock or by assault helicopter.  She can carry over 400 troops, complete with vehicles and combat supplies, including 31 large trucks and 36 smaller vehicles such as Land Rovers and amphibious Vikings as well as operate helicopters such as Chinook and Merlin. She is also the Royal Navy’s most advanced Command and Control platform and is the hub from which the Commander and Battle Staff of the UK Task Group and 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines can project the Royal Navy and the United Kingdom around the world.

Following some intensive training and having recently played a key role in Europe’s biggest maritime, land and air exercise ‘Joint Warrior’, HMS BULWARK is preparing to lead the UK’s Response Force Task Group through the Mediterranean and East of Suez later in the year.  Whether commanding multi-national task forces, providing humanitarian assistance, disaster relief or conducting amphibious operations by sea and by air, HMS BULWARK and her exceptional sailors and marines remain ready to defend the nation’s interests whenever called upon to do so. 

On 31 May and 1 June 2014, HMS BULWARK will open to the public for free tours so you can witness first hand the capabilities of such an important vessel. The ship visit will be strictly for ticket holders only and free boat transfers will be provided from Greenwich Pier. The visit will last approximately 90 minutes. 

As well as the ship visit there will be opportunities to witness the capabilities of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines ashore in the Old Royal Naval College grounds so why not make a day of it and explore all that the Royal Borough of Greenwich has to offer. 

General Terms and Conditions of Issue:

1. Please check your ticket upon receipt. Your ticket is valid only for the number of persons, the date and the entry time slot stated on its face. Defacing the ticket will invalidate the ticket. 

2. During your visit you must retain your ticket safely for production on demand by our representatives.

3. There will be no admission until 15 minutes prior to the boarding time stated on your ticket. Failure to arrive by your stated boarding time will mean that you will be unable to access the ship. 

4. If your ticket face displays “Local Resident” you must produce proof of residency in the postcodes listed prior to being allowed to board the vessel.

5. We are not liable for any lost, stolen, or damaged tickets.

6. Security searches of both persons and bags will take place prior to boarding the ship and are a condition of entry. Please note there is no left luggage facility available and only bags measuring a maximum of 55cm x 40cm x 20 cm in size will be permitted onboard. Pushchairs may be left at your own risk. In order to ensure security and safety, we reserve the right to refuse admission or to remove you from the ship at any time. 

7. HMS BULWARK is an operational warship and as such all visitors must be able to move around her without assistance. The ship is large with steep ladders and hatches, and is therefore unsuitable for those with limited mobility. People with visual impairment must be accompanied as we regret that guide dogs are not permitted onboard the ship. 

8. Your ticket carries no monetary value and is issued free by the Royal Navy. It cannot be exchanged once issued. If your ticket(s) is/are sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone, your ticket(s) will be void and you will not be granted access to the ship.

9. The ship and all passenger boats are non smoking.

10. Animals are not permitted onboard and there are no facilities for pets to be left. 

11. Greenwich Pier is located close to the Cutty Sark DLR station and can also be accessed via bus and the river. Please see and for transport information.

12. Your visit to the ship is at all times subject to the direction, supervision and guidance of our staff. We reserve the right at our discretion to alter our advertised arrangements for the visit, cancel any time slot and/or close the visit without notice. Whilst we will endeavor to keep arrangements in place, HMS BULWARK is an operational ship and as such these arrangements may change at any time.

Treat your tickets with the same security as your own money. If copies are made, the first ticket scanned at the event will be allowed entry. Subsequent scans (whether of the original or copies) will not be allowed entry. 

Do you have questions about HMS BULWARK Ship Tour? Contact Naval Regional Command Eastern England


Old Royal Naval College
King William Walk
SE10 9NN London
United Kingdom

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