• Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 3:00pm

    Ahoy me hearties! Are you looking for some swash-buckling adventures for the whole family? Well then, get ready to set sail for HMS Caroline this summer!

    Explore the ship as you experience life at sea over 100 years ago. Test your own sea legs and hop on board for, ‘the best experience in Belfast’!

    This summer, our pirate takeover trail starting on 6th July will test your treasure hunting skills as you find all the clues hidden throughout HMS Caroline to receive a certificate at the end of your visit!

    Kicking off the summer we have the Pirate Lego Trail on the 6th...

  • Tuesday, 11 June 2019 - 2:18pm

    This week, specialist divers and archaeologists completed an operation to retrieve the wreckage of a 1943 Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber (believed to be No. BV739) - just in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The three-seater plane, part of 810 Squadron Royal Navy Air Station, based at Lee-On-Solent is believed to have got into difficulty shortly after taking off for its test flight before crashing 500m from the coast in Portsmouth.

    It was found by National Grid engineers last summer during a seabed survey ahead of the construction of new subsea electricity cable between...

  • Monday, 20 May 2019 - 3:22pm

    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

  • Monday, 13 May 2019 - 2:10pm

    HMS Caroline will be hosting a series of lectures to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

    The event which will take place in the Dockside Museum on Wednesday 5th June will feature two distinguished speakers, Ian Wilson, chairman of the NI War Memorial and Lieutenant Colonel Dan Harvey, who served with the Irish Defence Force at home and abroad.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to step on board HMS Caroline and explore the ship which was in service during the First and Second World Wars.

    The first lecture by Ian Wilson will...

  • Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 2:35pm

    HMS Caroline, the World War One light cruiser docked in Belfast since 1924 and which reopened as a museum following an £18m restoration has been selected as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019, regarded as the most prestigious museum prize in the world. The annual award celebrates innovation and exceptional achievement in museums and galleries across the UK.

    The other four museums shortlisted for the title are Nottingham Contemporary; Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford; St Fagan’s National Museum of History, Cardiff; and V&A Dundee.

    The winning museum,...

  • Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 11:54am

    This Easter, HMS Caroline has lots of activities that the whole family can enjoy.

    From exploring the ship through with our Easter trail to cracking codes in our signal school – there’s plenty to see and do.

    Don’t forget all of our activities are included as part of your ticket. What’s more, all of our tickets are valid for 12 months, this means that you can visit the ship as many times as you like for no extra cost!

    Here are some of our must do’s for families this Easter:

    Explore the ship through our Bunny Trail 



HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands