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  • Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 3:44pm

    1. William CrickBoy Telegraphist



  • Tuesday, 23 July 2019 - 4:39pm

    1. Engine Rooms

    ‘Our favourite part was the engine room - the darkness, the sound effects and vibrations all felt so real!’

    Did you know that the engine room on board HMS Caroline is still accessible to walk around today? Complete with rumbling sound effects, creative lighting it feels like the engines are still alive today and it really gives you a sense of what it was like for sailors who worked in this space.


    2. Mess Deck Café

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands