What's On at HMS Caroline

What's on at HMS Caroline


The Dockside Festival 2018

24 March - 2 April

To celebrate the opening of a brand new visitor centre at HMS Caroline, Saturday 24 March sees the launch of the Dockside Festival which brings together live entertainers, film screenings and arts and crafts events for a fun-filled family programme.

Themed around ‘Blucher the Rabbit’ (who lived on board with the crew during the First World War), a range of exciting arts and crafts events will be running across the Easter Weekend, from Friday March 30 to Tuesday April 2. Opens daily 10am – 5pm.

Discover our exciting events and activities for big and little adventurers, free with a valid attraction ticket. 


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.


Belfast Beer and Cider Festival 2018 at HMS Caroline
6 October 2018 (7pm - 11pm)

Calling all beer and cider lovers! Join us at the Belfast Beer Festival 2018 onboard HMS Caroline this August 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.



HMS Caroline 1916