The HMS Caroline Experience

Discover more about the spaces on board HMS Caroline

Based in Belfast’s famous Titanic Quarter, HMS Caroline is a First World War-era warship now restored as a must-see floating museum with an amazing story to tell. Be immersed in life aboard this unique vessel – lone survivor of history’s greatest naval engagement…. the Battle of Jutland!

The Dockside Museum


Visit our Dockside Museum and discover the people who served aboard the ‘Carry’! Brought to Belfast in 1924 to serve as headquarters for the newly formed Ulster Division of the Royal Volunteer Reserve, HMS Caroline has been an iconic part of the city’s maritime life for more than 90 years!

Jutland Experience


Step onboard  HMS Caroline and be immediately transported back in time with a dramatic short film telling the story of the ‘The Battle of Jutland’. The 11-minute screening offers a follows the 36-hour Jutland engagement and shows how the battle unfolded from the decks of HMS Caroline. 

Historic Spaces


Historic, recreated spaces on HMS Caroline include the Captain’s Quarters, Marines’ Mess and Engine Rooms as well as the Sick Bay and Galley.  All of these spaces have been recreated to look as they did in September 1914, when HMS Caroline first left her slipways to enter naval service.

Hands-on Learning Experiences


Learn all about life at sea during the 20th and 21st centuries through our state-of-the-art exhibits. See if you can crack codes, then try your hand at signaling using techniques like semaphore, create your own dazzle camouflage and attempt to evade an enemy attack! 

Engine Rooms 


Descend into the engine rooms and experience the space as it would have been in 1916.

Mess Deck Cafe


Take a break in the Mess Deck Café. Enjoy a hot drink or tasty treat in the very space the crew would have slept and ate.  


Virtual Access Suite


The Virtual Access Suite provides access to remote and hidden areas of HMS Caroline.  Learn how the ship works with interactive exhibits and take control of HMS Caroline in the Virtual Bridge.  




Walk along HMS Caroline’s decks and see the ship’s replica 6-inch and 4-inch guns. Don’t forget to head up to the Navigating Bridge where you can view the surrounding Belfast Harbour.

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Do you have any photos, letters or printed archives relating to HMS Caroline dating from the 1920s – 2009?  If you do and would be happy for copies to be made, then the team at HMS Caroline would...

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