What's On at HMS Caroline

Fishy Goings on,
Saturday 9th February, 12 noon - 2pm

Drop into our Learning Room on board HMS Caroline and get involved in a range of fishy crafts, songs and storytelling activities inspired by life under the sea. This is an early years activity suitable for children aged 2+. Normal entrance fees apply.

For more information please call 028 90 454484, or email learning.caroline@nmrn.org.uk


Maritime Babies,
Thursday 14th February, 10.30am - 11.30am

This maritime themed baby sensory session be led by an artist and provide parents and babies with the opportunity to explore materials, sounds, colours and textures in a range of maritime and sea-themed activities. Refreshments for parents will be provided.

This activity is free but advance booking is required. We have capacity for 1 adult with every baby.

Suitable for 4 months to pre-walking.

For enquiries and booking please call 028 90 454484 or email learning.caroline@nmrn.org.uk


Early Explorers Access Morning
Sunday 17th February, 10am- 12 noon

HMS Caroline is delighted to offer the ‘Early Explorers’ Access Morning for families with children and/or adults on the autistic spectrum or with other special needs. The morning will offer a range of Lego-themed activities with Bricks4Kidz/Lego Therapy NI alongside a selection of sensory science crafts and our Pest Patrol trail.

The museum will be open as usual to the public, but during the morning the volume of interactives and soundscapes in the galleries will be reduced or turned off.

The morning offers a great chance for the whole family to enjoy our museum in a more relaxed setting. Remember to dress warm! Normal entrance fees apply.


Lego trail on board HMS Caroline
Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February, 11am-4pm

HMS Caroline and Brick4Kidz have teamed up to offer a maritime Lego trail around the ship. Follow the trail and complete the challenges throughout the ship. Keep an eye out for the bugs and beasts on board HMS Caroline in our conservation-themed Pest Patrol. Normal entrance rates apply.

Voices from WW1: Experiences of Nurses and Medical Personnel
Tuesday 5th March, 1:30 – 3:00pm

During March HMS Caroline will host the Nurses’ Voices from WW1 exhibition, in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing History of Nursing Network Northern Ireland (HoN NI).

Join us on the 5th March for an event exploring the experiences of NI Nurses during the First World War through readings and diary extracts with a specific focus on those who served on hospital ships. Attendees will then board HMS Caroline and enjoy a living history performance bringing to life HMS Caroline’s Sick Bay and the experiences of the medical men who served on board. This is a free event for adults but does require pre-booking. Please email info.caroline@nmrn.org.uk or call 028 90 454484 for further information or booking. 

HMS Caroline 1916