What's On at HMS Caroline


Belfast Maritime Festival
25th – 27th May

Set sail for HMS Caroline at this year’s Belfast Maritime Festival, where we have lots of activities the whole family can enjoy.

Our Dockside will be teeming with excitement and free activities, so come on down and enjoy live performances, family craft activities or explore our craft and food village full of interesting and locally made products!

You can also climb aboard HMS Caroline, a unique First World War ship where you can explore the Captain’s Cabins, interactive exhibits or even walk along the decks. Don’t forget to visit our maritime-themed playpark and picnic area!

 Tickets for HMS Caroline cost £2.50 per adult,  £5.00 per family (2 adults and 3 children) £3.50 per mini family (1 adult and three children)  additional children are £1.00


Sensory Explorers: Access Morning
2nd June (10am-12pm)

Designed especially for families with children and/or adults on the Autism Spectrum or with other special needs, the morning offers a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the ship in a more relaxed setting.

The museum will be open to the public as usual, however the volume of the interactives and soundscapes in the historic spaces will be reduced. The Jutland AV will also be switched off for the duration of the event. Sensory resources and craft activities will be available in our Learning Room.

Please contact us on 02890 454484 (option 3) or email learning.caroline@nmrn.org.uk for any additional information that might help to plan your visit.

Book your tickets online to receive a 20% discount, accompanying essential companions are entitled to free entry to the ship

D-Day 75th Anniversary Talks at HMS Caroline - sold out
5th June, 7.15pm

Join us on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings for an evening of commemorative talks and the opportunity to step on board HMS Caroline after hours.

Chairman of the NI War Memorial, Ian Wilson, will be speaking about the role of Belfast in D-Day preparations and, now retired, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Harvey will be speaking about the launch of his new book ’A Bloody Dawn – The Irish at D-Day’.

Drinks reception and talks begin at 7:15pm in the Pump House, however attendees are welcome to arrive from 6pm for an exclusive opportunity to gain evening access to HMS Caroline, a First World War ship moored in Alexandra Dock.

Price: £5 standard / £3 concession

*Image courtesy of PRONI (CAB/3/G/1)


HMS Caroline 1916