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.


February Half Term at HMS Caroline


Not sure what to do this February half term?

Join the crew onboard HMS Caroline next week for activities that suit all ages, abilities and will keep you dry if the weather isn’t looking so good!

There’s arts and crafts for little adventurers, exciting trails around the ship and lectures about conservation. Plus, you can crack codes, camouflage ships and see if you’ve got what it takes to launch torpedoes which is just as popular with adults as well as the kids.

Here’s the top five things to do onboard the ship during half term.

1. Explore the Lego Bricks Trail

‘Everything is AWESOME’ because it’s time for the exciting LEGO Bricks Trail onboard HMS Caroline!

On the 17 and 18 February explore the First World War ship and complete special maritime brick building challenges along the way.

Don’t forget to look up as there will be plenty of Lego figures to find!

2. Meet the Crew

Ever wanted to know what it was like to be a sailor on board HMS Caroline during the First World War?

Well now you can! There will be different character crew members from the First World War all around the ship on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February.

Find out from the Boy Telegraphist, Sick Bay Steward or one of the nurses what life at sea was like over 100 years ago.

3. Experience the Battle of Jutland

HMS Caroline is the sole survivor of the Battle of Jutland – the greatest naval battle in history!

Step into our Drill Hall and be transported back in time with a dramatic film which retells the story of the Battle and HMS Caroline’s role.

The story is projected onto a 60 foot screen - an experience not to be missed!

4. Dress up like a sailor

Want to know what you’d look like as one of the crew? Try on a hat and pull a pose!

Which will you choose? The sailor, the Captain or the mermaid. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us by tagging HMS Caroline.

The fun doesn’t stop there, there’s a lot to do onboard. Have you got what it takes to crack the codes used at sea or launch a torpedo? Try the interactive activities and test your skills.

And, don’t forget to drop into our learning room where you can try your hand at some self-facilitated craft activities and take home your creation as a souvenir from your day.

5. Evening Lecture LCT 7074: Restoring the D-Day Survivor

Why should the kids have all the fun? If you’re interested in learning more about historic ships one of the evening lectures might be right up your street.

Find out about the newest member of our historic fleet, one of the only remaining Second World War landing craft tanks, LCT 7074, on Thursday 20 February.

LCT 7074 in an incredible D-Day survivor, during the lecture Nick Hewitt, head of Collections and Exhibitions, will explore the history of the landing craft and the current work we are doing to conserve and restore this unique piece of history.

Tickets are £5 per adult and £3 per concession. A separate ticket is required for this event, it is not included within the 12 month ticket.

Buy a ticket to the LCT 7074 evening lecture.

Don’t forget tickets last a whole year, so you can return to the ship for as many of the activities as you like!

Book your ticket online today to save 20%

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