HMS Caroline
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Much of HMS Caroline has undergone extensive restoration to her 1916 appearance from the Battle of Jutland. Visitors can discover a wide range of historic spaces, including the Captain's Cabin, Royal Marines Mess, and Seamen's Wash as well as the very important engine room, sick-bay and galley kitchen. During their visit, visitors will discover the importance of the Battle of Jutland, learning what life at sea was like the over three hundred crew who served on board HMS Caroline during 1916. Visit the Torpedo School and explore the role of naval weaponry; peruse the Virtual Access Suite a contemporary, comfortable space where all visitors can explore the ship; Grab a bite to eat or a refreshing drink in the Mess Deck Cafe, and finally visit the Gift Shop, to bring home a reminder of your visit to HMS Caroline.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Terrible
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James W
Belfast, UK18 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Well priced, handy parking. Engaged and enthusiastic tour guide. Well restored ship. Plenty for adults and children alike - I took my 5 yr old and he loved it!
Written 23 November 2023
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Thank you so much for your positive review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for unlimited visits over the year with your annual ticket! ^SF
Written 24 November 2023
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mijola
Pre-Saint-Didier, Italy32 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Absolutely disgusted, have an annual ticket and used to visit regularly many to get a coffee in the cafe. We drove to do this on a wet Sunday only to be turned around in the rain and told they were only doing guided tours and cafe was open after the tour. We saw no advertising of this online and wasted fuel and time going to be turned around. What a pathetic and stupid idea to stop people from coming on board to spend money with a ticket they bought originally thinking they could use it for a year. Complaint going in. Also if you have mobility issues there is a fare walk from the car park as they haven’t bothered to put an entrance where the car park is!! You have to go across a bridge with wood on it that is very dangerous for stick users as the stick slips!! Tore ticket up and will NEVER go back
Written 12 November 2023
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Thank you for your review, though we are sorry to see your low star rating. We aim to provide a safe and accessible visit for all, though we are sorry to hear of these concerns. If you are willing, please contact us on reviews@nmrn.org.uk so we can work towards a resolution. We hope to hear from you soon. ^SF
Written 14 November 2023
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Michael M
Belfast, UK35 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Excellent visit to a WWI warship. A great combination of original 1916 fixtures, restored fixtures and interactive devices for the younger generation. Lots of information on the men who sailed and fought the ship and their living conditions. Don't think I would have liked hammocks. Seemed like access to all parts of the ship from the engine room with the original turbines to the living quarters, to the bridge and to the fighting stations. Great introductory video/audio on the Battle of Jutland, very moving at times. Very friendly staff and pleasant mess for a coffee and hot dog.
Written 28 October 2023
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Thank you so much for your high star rating and positive review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. All the best! ^SF
Written 14 November 2023
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Ash6girl
Westhoughton, UK125 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Royal Navy’s sole survivor of The Battle of Jutland this battleship has been restored to become a floating museum. It was a fantastic place to visit and the museum audio guides were easy to use and extremely informative. There are 3 lifts allowing the disabled visitors to access most of the ship. No rushing around you take it at your own pace
Written 25 October 2023
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We strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you soon. ^SF
Written 14 November 2023
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rsb66
Leicester, UK89 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Definitely worth the modest admission charges to look round the only surviving warship from the battle of Jutland in 1916.

The ship is located at the bottom end of the historic dockyard walk and has only recently reopened after the pandemic. It also looked like the museum had performed some restoration on it whilst closed as the ship was very well presented.

It was easy to get around the vessel and to follow the 'push to hear' audio buttons. There are also lifts installed for those who may struggle with the steepness of some the ships steps.

There are some excellent interactive displays, for young and old - I quite liked the 'try your hand at breaking the code' one. Disaster!

There is a nice cafeteria also on board serving good food. I enjoyed sitting in the old mess hall on the lower deck. Unusual location for a welcome coffee and cake. The staff were very friendly and helpful as well.

Not overpriced at all and definitely worth a look round.
Written 22 October 2023
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Thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience with us. Thanks again, and have a great day! ^SF
Written 14 November 2023
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Robert B
Moray, UK3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This was a last minute idea but it turned out to be such a great day. The work that has been done makes this museum one of best I have been to, plus tickets valid for year so can go back again. Every level of ship just gave so much detail. Staff from reception throughout very pleasant. A fascinating journey back in time .
Written 18 October 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Take care! ^SF
Written 14 November 2023
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BillD
7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Great visit to this fascinating attraction, lots of interactive displays as well as a lovely cafe on board and a gift shop.
Written 17 October 2023
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Hello! Thank you; we appreciate your feedback! If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! ^NH
Written 10 November 2023
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ianbeavis
Los Angeles, CA665 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is the last remaining ship from the world's largest naval battle, WW 1's Battle of Jutland. The audio guide brings the ship to life. It should be experienced by more people. It is only a short walk from Titanic Experience
Written 15 October 2023
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Hi there! We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! We look forward to your next visit! Take care! ^NH
Written 10 November 2023
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philips1701
Chesterfield, UK12 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Having previously visited the HMS Belfast, a WW2 Town-class light cruiser in London, and having had an excellent time, I was quite excited to relive the experience on the HMS Caroline while visiting Belfast. We arrived around 11 am and received a friendly welcome from the man at the desk, who provided us with audio guides. We chose to visit on a Saturday, expecting it to be somewhat busy; however, to our surprise, it was relatively quiet. This meant that throughout our visit, we had pretty much the run of the ship to ourselves.

Before exploring the ship, there was a small museum dedicated to the history and restoration of the ship. Afterward, we boarded and watched a short, well-acted video covering the Battle of Jutland. Exploring the ship was made easy with the audio guides, and the restoration and recreation to a working WW1 ship has been done very well. There were plenty of fun, interactive, and educational points, and it seems like they’ve made a real effort to cater to less mobile people as well. We spent a good while here, and despite the weather turning against us, we had a great time and purchased a couple of souvenirs. I would absolutely recommend the HMS Caroline.
Written 3 October 2023
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We are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! Thanks for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit. Take care!
Written 14 November 2023
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Westtja
Ipswich, UK119 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Visited HMS Caroline with a group. It was so interesting with the ship set out as it would have been in the First World War. Audio guides give you lots of information and really easy to use. Some interactive bits for the kids too. We had some people who had mobility issues but they have lifts to make nearly all the ship accessible. Cafe on board. Highly recommended.
Written 22 September 2023
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