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  • Monday, 20 May 2019 - 3:22pm

    Test your sea legs on board HMS Caroline, where we have plenty of activities the whole family can enjoy!

    Between 25th -27th May we will be celebrating all things maritime and our dockside will be home to a quirky craft and food village, family activities and live theatre performances.

    Take a look below at all of the exciting activities we have planned.

     

    HMS Caroline

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  • Monday, 13 May 2019 - 2:10pm

    HMS Caroline will be hosting a series of lectures to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

    The event which will take place in the Dockside Museum on Wednesday 5th June will feature two distinguished speakers, Ian Wilson, chairman of the NI War Memorial and Lieutenant Colonel Dan Harvey, who served with the Irish Defence Force at home and abroad.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to step on board HMS Caroline and explore the ship which was in service during the First and Second World Wars.

    The first lecture by Ian Wilson will...

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  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 2:35pm

    HMS Caroline, the World War One light cruiser docked in Belfast since 1924 and which reopened as a museum following an £18m restoration has been selected as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, regarded as the most prestigious museum prize in the world. The annual award celebrates innovation and exceptional achievement in museums and galleries across the UK.

    The other four museums shortlisted for the title are Nottingham Contemporary; Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford; St Fagan’s National Museum of History, Cardiff; and V&A Dundee.

    The winning museum,...

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  • Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 11:54am

    This Easter, HMS Caroline has lots of activities that the whole family can enjoy.

    From exploring the ship through with our Easter trail to cracking codes in our signal school – there’s plenty to see and do.

    Don’t forget all of our activities are included as part of your ticket. What’s more, all of our tickets are valid for 12 months, this means that you can visit the ship as many times as you like for no extra cost!

    Here are some of our must do’s for families this Easter:

    Explore the ship through our Bunny Trail 

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  • Monday, 1 April 2019 - 3:57pm

    Step on board for the ultimate family day out.

    Join us for a fun-filled week of Easter activities, families can explore the ship with our Easter trail, get creative with our arts and crafts activities or try their hand at our interactive exhibits.

    19th – 28th April

    Children can explore the ship through our exciting Easter trail, inspired by Blucher the bunny, a naughty rabbit who lived on board with the crew during the First World War – don’t forget to collect your prize at the end!

    There will also be a variety of craft activities where families can make...

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  • Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 1:41pm

    A brand new exhibition retells the epic battle between the Royal Navy and pirates from centuries past will open on 6 April 2019 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Known for its vivid colour and deadly reputation, the Jolly Roger flag features a skull and crossbones design, striking fear in to all that see it. However, the history of its use by the Royal Navy who flew the flag from First World War submarines is lesser known.

    The tradition began in 1914 in a response to a comment that submariners should be ‘hung like pirates’ because of their role in sinking civilian ships. The...

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands