Things to do this Christmas at HMS Caroline

Christmas at HMS Caroline

Step on board HMS Caroline and experience Christmas at sea during the First World War.

Here are our top five things to do at HMS Caroline over the festive period.

1. Discover the ship dressed for Christmas

Step onboard HMS Caroline and be transported back in time to Christmas in 1916. Experience a variety of traditional Edwardian Christmas decorations as you wander around the ship.
Get into the festive spirit and be on the look out for the paper chains, festive stockings, Christmas trees and presents tied with string... filled with a few of our favourite things! 

2. Join in with our Christmas Pudding Challenge

During the First World War, the festive season brought a change to the usual day to day rations for the crew at HMS Caroline; 150 Christmas puddings were delivered to the ship on Boxing Day 1915!  
Help us recreate this HMS Caroline traditions onboard by creating your own festive pudding decoration and adding it to our Christmas wall! 

3. Design your own Christmas Card
Get creative this Christmas and make your own Christmas Card or take part in other self facilitated craft activities. 
Take inspiration from the Christmas card that the Captain's at HMS Caroline’s gave out to sailors - check out these Christmas cards in the Pump House exhibition! 

4. Festive Treats in the Mess Deck Cafe 
When you visit HMS Caroline this December, don’t forget to stop by our Mess Deck Cafe for some tasty Christmas treats!
Rest your wee legs and try out some luxury mince pies, flavoured hot chocolates or tempting sausage rolls filled with pork, cranberry and stuffing!

5. Come back again for free

Did you know that all of our tickets last 12 months? This means that you can visit the ship as many times as you like over the course of the year – all for no extra cost.
Simply keep your ticket and show them to a member of staff next time you visit. 
With the 12 month ticket, enjoy a variety of activities throughout the year, including our family trails at Easter, meeting the Captain in the summer and our arts and crafts at Halloween.
Buy your ticket today for a year’s worth of family fun.

HMS Caroline 1916