National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool


Britain's maritime heritage brought to life. This superb visitor attraction at Hartlepool Marina offers unique experiences. Fascinating, educational, amusing and sometimes sad, it will take you back in time to the sights, sounds and smells of an 18th century seaport. The attractions include 'Fighting Ships' where you can relive an eighteenth century sea battle,a unique experience that uses technology and special effects. 'Press-ganged' portrays the fascinating story of two unfortunate brothers, George and Harry, forced to go to sea, an exciting film shown in a dry dock theatre. The children's Maritime Adventure Centre explores themes of Propulsion, Navigation and Life at Sea through interactive exhibits. Also the outdoor children's adventure playship. 'Skittle Square' is an 18th century children's playground. Quayside shops and buildings. The centrepiece is HMS Trincomalee that has won many awards in its own right. Built in 1817 she is the oldest ship afloat in the UK. Included is a tour of this beautifully restored frigate. Come aboard for a unique experience of navy life nearly 200 years ago. Explore the captain's cabin, quarterdeck and cramped mess deck. Marvel at the giant masts and rigging towering above you. Audio guides available. A tour of the ship will normally take between 60 and 75 minutes. A superb venue for weddings and functions. A visit to The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, Hartlepool's premier maritime attraction is a must. The site has excellent disabled facilities including a lift on HMS Trincomalee. Toilets, gift shops, coffee shop, conference and corporate hospitality facilities and private function suite. No dogs except guide dogs.

Contact Information

Jackson Dock
Maritime Avenue
TS24 0XZ
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Disabled access : Access aound the quayside for wheelchairs and pushchairs, lifts and ramped access around the site.
Opening Times : Telephone to check opening times
Last Admission : Summer Season 4pm Winter Season 3pm
Admission Prices : Telephone to confirm prices

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