HMS Caroline
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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.
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Ray P
Ipswich, UK942 contributions
Just a short walk from the Titanic museum this is well worth a visit to learn about the last ship that survives from the Battle of Jutland. You have the opportunity to explore around the ship and learn from some commentary provided by the handset that is complimentary with the entrance fee and well worth having. Only slight disappointment was the cafe that only had a very limited offering on our visit. If you have booked the hop-on hop-off bus then this will give you a discount at the attraction. You will need the best part of 2 hours to fully enjoy the visit, which is preceded by a couple of exhibitions prior to boarding the ship and a short film on entering.
Written January 5, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to HMS Caroline. We are pleased that you enjoyed your day on board, particularly our audio guides - they are a great way to explore the ship at your own pace and find out some fascinating stories. We hope to see you back on board again soon.
Written January 6, 2020
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aontrama68#
Bath, UK9 contributions
On a short visit to the city we took a walk around the Titanic area and came upon this ship almost by accident. It was a very impressive site and we were able to learn something of its history. Unfortunately, due to restrictions, we were unable to board. Maybe next time ?
Written August 25, 2021
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19sjt70
Belfast, UK34 contributions
Friends
Visited yesterday morning with my dad. It was pretty quiet so we had a private tour from Chris who talked us through the ship’s history and told us about various members of the crew. The short film about the Battle of Jutland, which is shown at the beginning of the tour, was particularly good. There is the opportunity to wander around the ship by yourself after the tour (or there’s a self guided audio tour option) and there are a number of interactive activities which further bring the history to life. Well worth a visit and the fact that tickets are valid for readmission a full year makes it even better value.
Written March 8, 2020
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EPHtravels
Aylesbury, UK911 contributions
Couples
Well worth our walk to go see HMS Caroline. Really interesting to walk the decks and learn about the ships history. Things to do for little ones, or big kids (adults) like morse code and messaging activities. We also had a nice cuppa in the cafe onboard to warm up as it was pretty chilly walking round the day we went. Make sure you’re wrapped up warm. The audio guide was easy to use and good to have as we made our way round.
Written January 20, 2020
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Emma S
Wigan, UK118 contributions
This attraction is located in the titanic 1/4 and is for us better than the titanic museum, we really enjoyed our visit to HMS Caroline and loved all the history it told.
We had a bite in the cafe on the lower deck and this was also great and not too expensive.
Definitely a to do on you list if visiting Belfast
Written January 2, 2020
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Hi Emma, thank you for your five-star review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time on board. Thank you for stopping by our Mess Deck Cafe, it really is a quirky place to relax and experience life as a sailor, we are glad that you enjoyed our food on offer. We hope to see you back on board soon,
Written January 6, 2020
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Nigel S
Lightwater, UK5,233 contributions
Sadly due to the covid-19 virus the attraction was closed, that however din't stop us walking around the dock and marvaling at this Battle of Jutland particpant. I have to say the ships lines, particularly from the front are stunning. Its open bridge and gun turretsmust have proved difficult in the Arctic seas.
Written March 23, 2020
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GemsNI
Armagh, UK536 contributions
During the maritime festival, we took a walk down the promenade, had some fun with the living history characters. The ship is a brilliant example, well preserved. Due to Covid we couldn't get on, but hopefully it'll reopen soon.
Written October 11, 2021
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dpcbeech
Belfast, UK131 contributions
Family
I had the privilege to serve onboard the Caroline in the early 90s. At that point she was still an active Royal Naval Reserve base. I felt very nostalgic to be returning. I love everything about her. The only minor gripe I had, was the sadly necessary, bowing to modernity with the fitting of lifts. She is still however at the beating heart of Belfast. The mess deck scran (Food) was amazing! The staff were all very knowledgeable and friendly! The young fella who greeted us as we arrived was a true gent, and welcomed me home, after I told him I used to be Ships Company! I thought that this was a brilliant touch. My partner and 4 sons loved her. In fact my eldest has returned twice.
Written December 6, 2020
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Pittsburgh, PA57,472 contributions
Couples
The HMS Caroline was a OK experience. It is over shadowed by the Titanic experience . Worth the admission price.
Written October 28, 2019
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crazymomma6996
Downpatrick, UK110 contributions
Family
Visited HMS Caroline at 3.56pm yesterday 29.06.18 - to be met outside a locked up ticket office by the ticket seller who was leaving - when I asked to purchase tickets, it was sorry... Last tour is at 4pm - showed him our phones which all read 3.56pm... the guy was adamant he was closed - I mentioned we had visitors from another country with us - he shrugged his shoulders, said sorry and walked away.. if 4pm is the last tour, then the box should remain open until 4pm! Very disappointing visit and awful customer service!! Thankfully we had an amazing visit to Titanic and SS Nomadic
Written June 30, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we apologise that you were not able to visit HMS Caroline on this occasion, we will take your feedback on board regarding this. We hope that you will come back and visit the ship on another occasion.
Written July 24, 2018
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