HMS Caroline is a world class visitor attraction and events venue that combines fully-restored historic spaces and hands on contemporary exhibits.
Visitors to Caroline will embark on a journey across 100 years of naval history, two World Wars and a long and active life in Belfast, all revealed through the stories of the people who were part of her life and through Caroline’s own unique collection of artefacts.
Step on board HMS Caroline and be blown away by a dynamic film showing the drama and devastation a battle can bring.
View the impressively recreated Captain’s Quarters, Marine’s Mess, and Wash, as well as the very important Engine Rooms, Sick Bay and Galley Kitchen. Each of these spaces have been restored to look as they did in 1916.
Soak up the atmosphere as you learn about communication at sea during the 20th and 21st centuries. Try your hand at using a First World War signal lamp and see if you can crack the code using techniques such as semiphore and flags.
Descend into the engine rooms and experience the space as it would have been in 1916.
Ascend into the Torpedo School to explore naval weaponry and dazzle. Learn all about war at sea, create your own dazzle design and see if you can evade an enemy attack.
Take a break in the Mess Deck Café. Enjoy a hot drink or tasty treat in the very space the crew would have slept and ate.
The Virtual Access Suite provides access to remote and hidden areas of HMS Caroline. Learn how the ship works with interactive exhibits and take control of HMS Caroline in the Virtual Bridge.
Walk along HMS Caroline’s decks and see the ship’s replica 6-inch and 4-inch guns. Don’t forget to head up to the Navigating Bridge where you can view the surrounding Belfast Harbour.