The Jutland Story at HMS Caroline, Belfast

Every story has two sides, with the Battle of Jutland being no exception. The historic encounter is now retold onboard its last survivor, HMS Caroline – still afloat in Belfast.

Be immersed onboard this unique vessel, soak up the atmosphere of the restored cabins, and discover the story of the sailors and their families. Don’t miss your chance to experience the drama of this epic battle and discover what life was like onboard over 100 years ago.

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Opening Times

Monday - Sunday
10am - 5pm

Getting Here

Alexandra Dock
Queens Rd
Belfast BT3 9DT


Access HMS Caroline with these ticket options:

Adult £10.75
Child (5-15) £4.25
Senior £6.50
Student £6.50
Family 1 + 3: £15.25
Family 2 + 3: £23.00

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Exhibition Publication

A stunning memento capturing and sharing the unique story of Jutland. Available now.

The Battle of Jutland, in 1916, was the greatest naval battle in history. There were 250 ships and 100,000 men involved, including more than 10,000 from the Island of Ireland.

Explore our interactive map to discover stories of their lives and their heroic actions in the heat of battle when, in a heartbeat lives were lost.

Interesting facts about HMS Caroline and Jutland

  • HMS Caroline is one of eight C-class light-cruisers that were ordered under the Admiralty’s 1913-1914 construction programme.
  • During her career, Caroline protected trade by undertaking regular North Sea patrols in the First World War and, later on, convoy screening. She saw action at the Battle of Jutland, the only major naval action seen during the conflict.
  • On the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 HMS Caroline became a depot ship to an anti-submarine striking force of patrol vessels.
  • At the time of her decommissioning in 2011 she was the second-oldest ship in Royal Navy service.

Don't miss highlights

  • Medals awarded to Gunnery Specialist James Weddick from Limerick.
  • Captain Henry Crookes Order Book & Tea Service.
  • Albion Percy Smiths, the Captains personal steward, War Diary – open to the battle of Jutland.
  • Joseph Henry Thomas (Able Seaman, Torpedo Branch) Ditty Box & its contents – an oil stone, razor and his tobacco box.

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HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline, a light cruiser built in 1914, is the last survivor of the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland which lay at the heart of Britain and Ireland’s power and politics in the period 1905 - 1918.

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HMS - Hear My Story

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HMS M.33

HMS M33 is not only the sole remaining British veteran of the bloody Dardanelles Campaign of 1915 – 1916, but also the Russian Civil War which followed. Built in 1915, the ship was designed as a floating gun platform to bombard coastal positions from the sea.

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Want to read more?

If you want to learn more about Battle of Jutland or HMS Caroline make sure to purchase one of our guidebooks. These superb and richly illustrated publications provide a fascinating insight into the Battle of Jutland and life at sea during the First World War.

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