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Video: HMS Caroline - Belfast's newest tourist attraction proves a hit with visitors

HMS Caroline opened to the public today as Belfast's latest tourist attraction.

Having undergone extensive restoration, this new visitor experience in Belfast's Titanic Quarter allows you to discover a range of historic spaces including the Captain Crookes Cabin, engine room, sick bay and galley kitchen. Visitors can explore, through a mixture of historic restoration, state-of-the-art special effects and hands-on interactive exhibits, the importance of the Battle of Jutland and discover what life was like at sea for over three hundred crew who served on board.

Visitors will also be able to investigate the events leading up to the Battle of Jutland and consider the point of view of the German and British Naval Forces – both of whom claimed victory after the battle.

It is the only floating survivor from the sea battle that changed the course of the First World War, albeit at a terrible cost in lives on both the British and German sides.

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