Due to uncertainty around changing COVID regulations and the potential impact of sickness within our teams; NMRN may be required to adjust opening hours or close sites at short notice. Whilst all efforts will be made to avoid this and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. 

Pre-booking is advised, and visitors must wear masks for their safety and the safety of others, unless exempt.

HMS Caroline remains temporarily closed. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.


Dockside Festival set to bring host of family fun to HMS Caroline

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, the team behind the historic HMS Caroline which has been restored into an intriguing and exciting visitor and learning attraction, is launching a fun-filled festival to mark the opening of its new visitor centre.

The Dockside Festival, running from March 27 to April 20, will give visitors a first look at the newly restored Pump House, adjacent to HMS Caroline in the Titanic Quarter.

Coinciding with the Easter holidays, children can enjoy activity trails, arts and crafts, educational family events and an exciting chance to handle replica objects and artefacts from HMS Caroline.

The family events during the festival will also have nautical themed activities for everyone to try their hand at including knot tying and trails with Blucher the Bunny, one of the ship’s mascots.

Activities throughout the Easter Weekend (March 30 – April 3) include: make your own pom pom bunny with Woolly Workshops, create a Blucher the Rabbit headdress with artist Bobbi Purdy as well as Punch and Judy shows. Visitors will also get the opportunity to listen to storytelling sessions by Captain the Puppet and enjoy singing along to sea shanties with Sailor Dan.

The Dockside Festival has something for everyone, and all ages. It is also a chance to explore the Pump House visitor centre, walk across the newly installed bridge and hop aboard HMS Caroline to be taken back in time for a day of adventures at sea.

See HMS Caroline like never before

Enjoy fun activities for all the family during The Dockside Festival as we celebrate the launch of our visitor centre in the newly restored Pump House. 


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