HMS Caroline is the sole survivor from the Battle of Jutland, which was the largest ever naval battle fought in history. It is, as I said, it’s a world-class visitor centre. When visitors step onboard, they really get a chance to experience life at sea, and what that was like for the sailors over 100 years ago. There’s pretty much something for everyone. If you’re really interested in the war and ships, there’s a lot of information that you can glean from that.
It’s not very often that you come to a museum and you’re actually about to step onboard and climb inside the main artefact. Having a ship like Caroline in Belfast allows us to tell a much broader story about our maritime past and our heritage and our culture here. There’s so many stories that we can tell through the interpretation on board and through the experiences. To see it transformed from what it was to what it is now is a massive achievement for everyone involved in the equation.