Step aboard HMS Caroline and discover the only ship ever shortlisted for the most prestigious museum prize in the world - the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019!

Based in Belfast’s famous Titanic Quarter, HMS Caroline is a First World War-era ship now restored as a must-see floating museum with an amazing story to tell.
Be immersed in life aboard this unique vessel – lone survivor of history’s greatest naval engagement…The Battle of Jutland!
Explore recreated historic spaces such as the Captain’s Cabins, Sick Bay and Galley kitchen – all brought to life with the stories of the people who lived on board.
Discover interactive exhibits where you can try your hand at cracking codes, signalling ships and evading enemy attacks. Then venture down into the depths where you can hear the rumbling of the ship’s original engines.
Make sure to stop by the authentic Mess Deck Café for some local treats or relax in the maritime themed play park and picnic area.
So immerse yourself on board HMS Caroline – one of the last remaining ships from the First World War.

The HMS Caroline Experience:

HMS Caroline
Alexandra Dock
Titanic Quarter, Queen's Road,

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Visit one of the museums shortlisted for the Art Museum of the Year 2019
  • Test your skills at a variety of state-of-the-art interactive exhibits
  • Visit the playpark and picnic area, the perfect place for families to relax
  • Hear the stories of the men and women who served on board
  • Learn about HMS Caroline’s life in Belfast her home for over 90 years
  • Mess Deck Café

    Sailors were generally well-nourished to keep spirits and energy levels high for their busy days on board the ship, and the staff at HMS Caroline continue this tradition. Why not take a break and relax in the Mess Deck Café on the lower deck, serving local produce? Here you can enjoy a hearty and wholesome drink and snack before you continue your journey through HMS Caroline. The café also showcases a historic recreation of a Light Cruiser's mess table, ready for the crew to enjoy a meal.

  • HMS Caroline Gift Shop

    Mark your visit to HMS Caroline with a special memento from the onboard shop. Browse for gifts, clothing and posters inspired by HMS Caroline and Royal Naval Heritage. The shop offers a wide range of quality souvenirs, ideal to bring home for friends and family.

  • Opening Hours

    Tide times can affect accessible access to the ship. For more information, visit

    • HMS Caroline is open daily from 10am – 5pm
    • Last admission is 4pm
    • Recommended tour time is 90 – 120 mins.

    For more information and to book tickets and save up to 20% visit

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HMS Caroline – Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival

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Sat, 25 May 2019, 10:00am See All Dates (3)

Set sail for HMS Caroline at this year’s Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival, where there are lots of activities the whole family can enjoy.

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D-Day 75th Anniversary Talks at HMS Caroline

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 7:15pm

Join HMS Caroline on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings for an evening of commemorative talks and the opportunity to step on board the ship a...

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Sensory Explorers: Access Morning

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Sun, 02 Jun 2019, 10:00am

Designed especially for families with children and/or adults on the Autism Spectrum or with other special needs, the morning offers a great opportunity for the...

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