What's On at HMS Caroline



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. 

*Image courtesy of Elana Patterson, and the family of Margaret Anderson

Easter at HMS Caroline
19th – 28th April

Step on board HMS Caroline this Easter for the ultimate family day out.

Explore the ship through our exciting Easter Trail inspired by Blucher the Bunny, a naughty rabbit who lived on board during the First World War.

As you explore the ship you can experience our historic spaces and find out more about the men who lived on board, you can even test your skills with our interactive exhibits before visiting the Mess Deck Café for some tasty treats.


The Captain’s Easter Tea Party
22nd – 24th April (11am-4pm)

Join us on board the ship this Easter and help the crew get ready for the Captain’s Easter Tea party.

Get swept up in the buzz as you explore the ship and meet some of the crew as they get ready for this special event – you might even bump into the Captain! You can also get hands-on with our craft activities and face painting.

Don’t forget to book your tickets online to receive a 20% discount.


May at HMS Caroline
3rd-6th May

Prepare to test your sea legs this May Bank Holiday at HMS Caroline. 

Step aboard and experience life at sea over 100 years ago. Visit the Captain’s Cabin and see where the rest of the crew lived as you explore a variety of historic spaces. Make sure to try out our interactive activities where you can learn how to crack codes and camouflage ships.

Families can also take part in our Pest Patrol, where they can be curators for the day and help to find all the pesky pests that are hiding around the ship.

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 activities, so come on down and enjoy live performances, explore our craft village full of interesting and locally made products or grab something tasty to eat!

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!

HMS Caroline 1916