Please let us know in advance of any special needs that may pertain to your group visit. We are committed to working with our visitors to achieve access for all; however, we do regret the ship is not wheel-chair accessible.
Physical Access – HQS Wellington saw service during World War II. She has been moored on the north side of the River Thames close to Waterloo Bridge and used as the Guild Hall of the Master Mariners since 1948.
The Thames is tidal and this means that access to the ship can be difficult.
Over the years, many changes have been carried out internally, however, the Wellington is obviously a ship and therefore, there are hazards on board that cannot be avoided.
Other special needs – Please ensure that you inform Wellington staff about pupils with special needs when booking. Each child should be accompanied by a responsible adult supervisor.
When groups arrive they will be met by a member of the Wellington education team and taken to the teaching space for their activity session.
Adult supervisors will be totally responsible for the children at all times and must ensure they behave in a careful and sensible manner when moving around the ship.
Care must be taken when going up or down steps and walking on uneven deck levels. Some of the steps and decks can on occasion be wet. In these conditions, extra care must be taken.