HMS Caroline | Day Out With The Kids

HMS Caroline

Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

  • Mum and daughter look at historical documents at HMS Caroline in Belfast
  • Family eating at HMS Caroline in Belfast
  • Outside view of HMS Caroline in Belfast
  • Dad and son at HMS Caroline in Belfast

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Step aboard the HMS Caroline - the lone survivor of the Battle of Jutland.

Kids who have a head for history will be blown away by the recreated cabins, giving a look into life on board 100 years ago! There are interactive games helping visitors get to grips with the historic setting, as well as a video discussing the impact of battle. You can also take the weight off your sea legs in the Mess Deck Cafe and enjoy some hearty refreshments.

The HMS Caroline is renowned as a living legend in Belfast and after closing for refurbishment, this spring sees her return in all her seaworthy glory!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Alexandra Dock, Queens Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

Enter Belfast's Titanic Quarter. Drive past the turn off for the Titanic Centre. Continue down Queen's Road. Take the left turn into a wide entrance between Titanic Studios and Catalyst Inc. Head towards the water and you will see the entrance gate for HMS Caroline. Parking is on site.


Click here to visit HMS Caroline's website
028 9045 4484

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

The tour duration is approximately 90 minutes.


Adults: £12.00

Kids: £5.00

Concessions: £7.50

Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £26.00

Mini Family (1 adult, 3 kids): £17.00 

Last Entry

45 minutes before closing time. 

More Information

Pets allowed

No pets are allowed.

Clothing requirements

No high heels, wear comfortable footwear.

Guest suitability

HMS Caroline is the most accessible historic ship in the UK. Access to the three public levels has been made as accessible as possible. Areas that are not accessible can be experienced through the Virtual Access Suite. Please be advised that access to the ship will be restricted for the safety of accessible users during period of high tide. The narrowest door on the ship is 64cm. We would suggest to customers with additional mobility requirements to come 60 minutes either side of high tide as the gangway can become steep as the tide rises.

Parking facilities

There are a variety of car parking facilities in the Titanic Quarter. The closest is Catalyst Inc, but parking is also available at SSE or Cast and Crew.

Baby food facilities

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available.

Eating information

The Mess Deck cafe is onboard HMS Caroline and offers a variety of snacks and meals. From soup and sandwiches to traditional Irish Stew. Or stop for a snack, including sausage rolls, scones and local scones.