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.


HMS Caroline Update 20 May 2021

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) has entered a period of consultation with staff based at the HMS Caroline site, which NMRN operates on behalf of the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy (DfE). HMS Caroline has been closed to the public since March 2020 due to Coronavirus restrictions. At this time staff were placed on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough). NMRN’s Operator Agreement ended in June 2020 and since this time the DfE has been reviewing the options for the future operation of the ship. To date no operator agreement is in place and no date for reopening identified. With Northern Ireland attractions set to reopen, HMS Caroline staff are no longer eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Therefore it is with deep regret that the NMRN must enter consultation with its remaining staff. Seven staff are directly impacted by this process

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