What's On at HMS Caroline

What's on at HMS Caroline



Summer Family Weekend
7-8th July 2018 (10am-5pm)

Step aboard HMS Caroline this July for a fun-filled family weekend where there will be a variety of activities.

You can sing sea shanties with Sailor Dan, get creative with craft activities, and explore the ship as you follow a trail inspired by Tom the cat. So come along to HMS Caroline this July for a day out the whole family can enjoy.


Belfast Rum and Gin Festival 2018 at HMS Caroline 
11 August 2018 (7pm - 11pm)

Rum and gin lovers are welcome here! Belfast's newest award-winning attraction, HMS Caroline invites you to our brand new gin and rum festival for one night only from 7pm to 11pm. Discover brand new blends as you taste crushed juniper berries, sweet sloes or a citrus twist provided by local and international distilleries. From artisan liquors to firm-favourites inspired by the Royal Navy - each one is different and unique.

Set in the industrialised heart of the ship, the drill hall is the main hub for the event, with the hustle and bustle of stall holders and live music from local artists - there's plenty to see and do. Your ticket will also give you access to the ship with a free audio guide. This interactive tour takes you from the top deck which offers panoramic views of Alexandra Harbour to the interactive engine room experience.

From gin and tonic to rum on the rocks, gin and rum lovers are welcome at Belfast’s premier Rum and Gin Festival.




HMS Caroline's Beer and Cider Festival 2018
6 October 2018 (7pm - 11pm)

Calling all beer and cider lovers! Join us on board for HMS Caroline's Beer and Cider Festival this October and enjoy your favourite drink by local and international brewers.

Visitors will learn how to drink and store beer through fun and informal talk. The drill hall will be alive with chatter with demonstrations on how to pour the perfect pint to tips on how to make the best beer and cider. Unwind at our beer and cider bar as you listen to local artists and entertainers.

Entry to Belfast Beer and Cider Festival will also allow you access to HMS Caroline, the sole survivor of the Battle of Jutland. Explore the depths of this ship through an interactive self-guided tour as you hear the stories of those who served onboard.


 ‘Out Upon The Foam’ – The Diaries of Albion Percy Smith, 1915-1917 by Victoria Millar, HMS Caroline Curator
4th October, 7pm

This talk examines the First World War experiences of Albion Percy Smith whilst serving in HMS Caroline, as recorded by Smith in his personal diaries.

Born in Tunbridge Wells in 1890, he joined the Royal Navy ‘for the duration of hostilities’. As part of Caroline’s very first complement of men, he served as one of Captain Crooke’s personal stewards between December 1914 and March 1917.

Highlights from the diaries include details of a Zeppelin raid in Newcastle in 1915, gun and torpedo practice firing at Scapa, as well as the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

Booking is required. Tickets £5/Concession £3


HMS Caroline 1916