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  • 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.

  • 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 

  • Monday, 1 April 2019 - 3:57pm

    Step on board for the ultimate family day out.

    Join us for a fun-filled week of Easter activities, families can explore the ship with our Easter trail, get creative with our arts and crafts activities or try their hand at our interactive exhibits.

    19th – 28th April

    Children can explore the ship through our exciting Easter trail, inspired by Blucher the bunny, a naughty rabbit who lived on board with the crew during the First World War – don’t forget to collect your prize at the end!

  • Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - 9:43am

    From 4 pm today, (Monday 28 January) we’ll be changing the way you buy tickets online for the better.

    As part of The National Museum of the Royal Navy, we have grown to encompass 14 different attractions across the UK. To reflect this, we’re making two distinct changes to how our ticketing system operates online.

    When you next visit our ticketing page, you'll notice that we’re now co-branded with The National Museum of the Royal Navy. This means, wherever you’re online, you can be confident knowing who you’re buying your tickets from.

  • Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 3:09pm

    This December, HMS Caroline is opening its doors for free to all National Lottery players as a way of saying thank you for their support.

    From 3rd to 9th December, HMS Caroline will be taking part in the National Lottery’s ‘thanks to you’ campaign, where they will be offering free entry on board the ship to anyone with a valid lottery ticket or scratch card.

    Visitors both old and new can explore the ship’s new Dockside Museum in the Pump House before hopping on board to experience impressively recreated historic spaces and an array of interactive exhibits.


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