We’re delighted that HMS Caroline has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019! This award is the most prestigious museum prize in the world, celebrating innovation and exceptional achievement in museums and galleries across the UK. HMS Caroline is the Royal Navy’s sole surviving ship from the 1916 Battle of Jutland, the biggest sea battle of the conflict.

The warship opened to the public as a museum on the centenary of the battle. The living quarters of the captain, officers and ratings as well as the signal school, engine room, sick bay and galley were all intact but were restored and opened to the public. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in the Science Museum in London on 3 July.