About HMS Caroline:
Visit the HMS Caroline and discover a range of spaces aboard this historic Royal Navy cruiser. After serving in both World Wars and doing various stints as a training ship she was officially decommissioned in 2011 and transformed into a museum ship. By the time this happened she'd been serving in some capacity for nearly 100 years, making her record second only to that of HMS Victory.
HMS Caroline is currently berthed at the Alexandra Dock in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. She is open to visitors most days of the year from 09:00 to 17:00 and is a must-see for anyone interested in Belfast's maritime heritage. Each area of the ship has been meticulously resorted to its 1916 condition, when she was staffed by a crew of just over 300 sailors. The experience is bolstered by modern visual technology, such as remote cameras and augmented reality as well as multi-sensory, tactile models and displays.
- Alexandra Dock, Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9DT.
schedule Opening Hours:
- All Year Round, Daily: 10:00 to 17:00 | Except Dec 24-26.
- Last admission is at 16:15 - allow 1.5 to 2 hours for a tour.
directions_bus | City Sightseeing Belfast Tour:
Collect your two day pass from High Street in Belfast and travel around with or dedicated guides telling you everything you need to know about the city, especially the Titanic, the most famous ship ever built. We will also tell you about our politics and take you right up to the Parliament Buildings to see them for yourself.
Coming back in to the city centre we make our way to the other end of the city to see the Queens University and the Ulster Museum which is free to enter. Making our way to the Falls Road, Shankill and Crumlin Road we focus more on the political side of Belfast.
With your City Sightseeing 48-hour pass, you can hop-on and hop-off the bus at any of the 23 stops with busses running every 30 minutes. Click/tap the link below to find out more about Belfast's official sightseeing tour.
- Click here for tour details.
pin_drop | 23 Stops:
- 1) Castle Place.
- 2) Customs House Square.
- 3) SSE Arena.
- 4) Titanic Belfast (Book Tickets).
- 5) HMS Caroline.
- 6) Parliament Buildings.
- 7) Belmont Road.
- 8) Holywood Road.
- 9) Lower Newtownards Road.
- 10) St. George’s Market.
- 11) Belfast City Hall.
- 12) Great Victoria Street (Irish Tour Tickets Office).
- 13) Dublin Road.
- 14) Shaftsbury Square.
- 15) University Road.
- 16) Eglantine Avenue.
- 17) Falls Road.
- 18) Falls Memorial Garden.
- 19) International Wall Murals.
- 20) Spectrum Tourist Information Centre.
- 21) Shankill Memorial Garden.
- 22) Crumlin Road Gaol (Book Tickets).
- 23) Donegall Street.