Step on board and enjoy HMS Caroline, a unique survivor from the First World War and Belfast's newest visitor attraction. Take your time and explore this light cruiser, the only ship remaining from the Grand and High Seas Fleet.
What to Expect
HMS Caroline is a World War 1 Light Battle Cruiser opening to the public for the first time in June 2016. Visitors will discover an astonishing survivor of the First World War that has been in continuous service for over 100 years, many of which served in Belfast, her home for 90 years.
As soon as you step on-board Caroline you will be blown away by a dynamic film which shows the drama and devastation a battle of this scale can bring. Listen in on the everyday chatter in the Captain's and Senior Officers' cabins. These have been impressively restored, as if the crew had only left the ship yesterday.
Soak up the atmosphere as you discover some of its original features, from the compasses and telegraphs on the ship's bridge, to the living quarters and engine rooms. Learn about the Battle of the Atlantic, where Caroline played an active role in the Second World War. Don't miss the chance to eat and drink in the First Rates Mess Cafe on-board this historic ship.
Join in with the fun at the exciting new signal school and see contemporary exhibits, many of which are interactive, about communication at sea. Ascent into the torpedo school which focuses on naval weaponry and dazzle. Head to the virtual access suite where you will be able to see areas of the ship that can't usually be explored.
- Entrance fee
- Visitor map
- Audio tour
HMS Caroline, Alexandra Dock. HMS Caroline is a static floating public visitor attraction.
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Know Before You Go
• HMS Caroline is currently closed for refurbishment until Spring 2017
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• HMS Caroline is a static floating public visitor attraction
• High heel shoes are not allowed on board
• Please wear comfortable clothing