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Set sail for HMS Caroline at this year’s Belfast Maritime Festival

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

Festival goers can explore the top deck of HMS Caroline, one of the last remaining ships from the First World War.

Families can step on board and experience life at sea over 100 years ago for only £5.00.

Discover the Captain’s Cabins, steer the ship at our Virtual Bridge or explore the historic decks.

Don’t forget to visit our maritime-themed playpark and picnic area, which is the perfect place to relax and enjoy panoramic views of Belfast Harbour!

Adults: £2.50  Families (2 adults and three children): £5.00  Mini Family (1 adult and three children): £3.50 Additional Children: £1.00

The ship will be open from 10am-6pm each day.


Bonkers Betty’s Bizarre Bazaar

Make sure to explore Bonkers Betty’s Bizarre Bazaar which will be located on our dockside and will be open from 10am-6pm.

This fun and lively craft market will be filled to the brim with creative local treasures and tasty food vendors.


Family Craft Activities

Families can get hands on at HMS Caroline’s free craft station! Little adventurers can get creative by designing their own mermaid or sea monster masks. They can also make paper boats or even get involved with badge making!

Our craft activities will be taking place between 11am-3pm in the Dockside Museum just beside HMS Caroline.


Dockyard Alive

Come along and see our live theatre performances inspired by D-Day. Experience the stories and lives of those who planned, fought and witnessed this historic event. 

You can watch our live performances on HMS Caroline’s dockside at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each day of the festival, or interact with characters inbetween.

HMS Caroline 1916