HMS Caroline, Belfast’s fully restored First World War battleship berthed in the city’s Titanic Quarter, is offering maritime explorers the chance to go on a Pest Patrol Trail during the late May Bank holiday weekend from Saturday 27th through to Monday 29th May.

The focus is firmly on family fun while helping children to appreciate and understand the importance of conservation.

The HMS Caroline Pest Patrol Trail gives children an opportunity to help the ship’s curator look after the museum’s collection by discovering what types of pests hide on board an historic ship and the kinds of damage they can do to valuable historic artefacts and locations.

Children will discover the damage pests like dust mites; moths; silverfish; booklice; flies; seagulls, bed bugs and even mould and rust can cause to an historic ship like HMS Caroline.

The will also learn how ‘hidden pests’ like sea foam can potentially cause decay through the pollution it can contain – an environmental message for children to take away.

Also on offer during the long bank holiday weekend at HMS Caroline will be the chance to create maritime- themed crafts with help from artist Jim Russell, as well as opportunities to dress up, work out puzzles and have fun with games-galore.

A visit to HMS Caroline offers superb value during this bank holiday weekend! All extra bank holiday activities are included free with the cost of the HMS Caroline ticket, while the tickets themselves are priced lower than they were pre-Covid.

HMS Caroline tours combine history with adventure and fun! Step onboard and you step back in time to another world to uncover the ship’s incredible story and experience what life was like at sea more than 100 years ago.

Tickets for HMS Caroline self-guided tours can be booked now at