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  • Monday, 10 February 2020 - 12:04pm

    The historic figurehead from HMS Trincomalee, a 200-year-old sailing ship and the magnificent centrepiece of The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool, is to undergo a long-awaited, professional restoration.

    HMS Trincomalee, the oldest warship still afloat in Europe, was built of teak in India for the Royal Navy in 1817 and travelled over 100,000 miles in all extremes of climate.

  • Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - 9:48am

    HMS Caroline’s Gin Festival is back, and it’s better than ever!

    Step on board Belfast’s quirkiest venue on Saturday 9 May for a gin extravaganza!

    This unique event which starts at 8pm is set in the heart of HMS Caroline - a century old ship!

    Make your way around our Drill Hall and sample a variety of tantalising gins from local distilleries before choosing which tempting cocktails to purchase.

  • Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 9:37am

    Explore the Sale!

    Our sale which features items from the homewares collection to cufflinks and puzzles is now live.

    The National Museum of the Royal Navy shop showcases a wide range of products, some inspired by the museum's collections.

    Visit the shop today


  • Monday, 13 January 2020 - 12:02pm

    Visit HMS Caroline this January and experience a special art and research project linked to the archives of HMS Caroline and life onboard!

    The team at HMS Caroline have been busy working with Forthspring Inter-Community Centre for the last few months to develop this new project. The group have visited the ship and worked closely with a mixed media artist to create their own artworks, each one inspired by life onboard, photographic collections from the First World War and extracts from 16 year old Boy Telegraphist William Crick’s diary.

  • Monday, 9 December 2019 - 4:13pm

    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

  • Friday, 29 November 2019 - 11:13am

    Today, world-renowned British ESA astronaut, Tim Peake, reveals ten top scientific and educational attractions across the UK that have been made possible by funding from The National Lottery. This comes as part of the 25th birthday celebrations for The National Lottery and the support it has given to science and education in that time. Major Tim Peake is supporting The National Lottery’s birthday campaign because of the impact The National Lottery has had on the UK over the past 25 years.


HMS Caroline 1916