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.


What's on this October at HMS Caroline


Autumn Lectures: Second World War Commemorations (9 October, 6:30pm)

Join us at HMS Caroline for a fascinating lecture series, commemorating 80 years since the outbreak of the Second World War.
Our two distinguished speakers will feature Victoria Millar, Senior Curator NMNI & Former Curator of HMS Caroline and Richard Doherty, Military Historian, Author & Trustee at the NI War Memorial.
Victoria Millar will chart the experiences of a selection of men from the Ulster Division of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who were called up to duty upon the outbreak of the Second World War.
Richard Doherty is one of the leading military historians in the UK and Ireland, and has thirty books to his credit. His talk will form the second half of our evening and focus on the experiences of men and women from the island of Ireland during the Second World War. 
The ship will open at 5:30pm for visitors to enjoy a self-guided experience before the beginning of the lecture at 6:30pm.
Adult tickets - £5 // Concession tickets - £3


Sensory Explorers Access Morning (13 October).

Explore HMS Caroline for the sensory explorer’s access morning, especially designed for families with children or adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other special needs.
There will be sensory resources and craft activities available in our Learning Room on board the ship and the Jutland AV will also be switched off for the duration of the event.
The morning offers a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the ship in a more relaxed setting. Please email learning.caroline@nmrn.org.uk for any additional information that might help to plan your visit.


Positive Ageing Month - Free Workshops (1 October 11am / 15 October 12pm)

As part of Positive Ageing Month, HMS Caroline are hosting two free workshops for adults aged 50+.

On 1 October, step on board and join artist Jim Russell for a sketching and drawing workshop. This a free workshop suitable for all levels, but will involve walking so participants are welcome to bring portable seating if required.

On 15 October, join local artist, Sue Carthcart, for a chance to try your hand at make do and mend activities. During the Second World War, the Allies smuggled silk escape maps into Prisoner Of War camps and provided them to parachutists to help them evade capture.
Silk was chosen as it was waterproof, durable, crease resisting and, importantly, emitted no tell-tale rustle that could give away its location.
With textile rations back home, used maps were given to wives and sweethearts who would ‘Make Do and Mend’ and turn the maps into clothes and underwear.
Inspired by Allied Silk maps and the Make Do and Mend movement, use later copies of the maps to create your own mini craft to bring home.

These are both free workshops but booking is required. Please contact us on 02890 454484 (option 3) or email learning.caroline@nmrn.org.uk to book.


Halloween Movie Screening  - The Haunted Mansion (30 November, 6pm)

Are you ready for Halloween at HMS Caroline? Join us on 30 October for a family movie night where we will be screening Disney’s ‘The Haunted Mansion’ a timeless family favourite, full of fun and thrills.
Grab your popcorn and get ready to watch this spooky family classic on board this century old ship.
Tickets are £5 per person and a variety of refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.

Halloween at HMS Caroline (26 – 3 November)

Set sail for HMS Caroline this Halloween for a spooky half term! Get your costumes ready and explore all the dark spaces on board the ship with our Black Cat Trail, inspired by our mascot Tom the black cat who lived on board during the First World War.
Between 30 October and 1 November, little monsters can be mesmerised by our roaming magician, before getting creative with a variety of craft activities including making your own Halloween Mask.
So step on board HMS Caroline for the ultimate family day out this Halloween.

Halloween Movie Screening – A Nightmare on Elm Street (30 October, 8:30pm)

If you love a thrill, head to HMS Caroline on the 30th October for the hair raising and horrifying ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’.
Will you be brave enough to watch this eerie film on board a First World War ship?
Get ready for the spookiest night of the year in the perfect venue by watching this Halloween classic on board a living legend.
Tickets are £5 per person and refreshments are available to buy on the night.

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