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HMS Trincomalee

Climb aboard Britain’s oldest warship still afloat, HMS Trincomalee.

Docked in Hartlepool, you will discover the rich history of this extraordinary ship and experience the hierarchy of life at sea from the Captains cabin to the crew’s mess deck.

Feel the power of HMS Trincomalee as cannons are fired daily and on weekends you have the chance to handle some of the recreated objects that were used on board.

*Please be aware that on Saturday 30th July 2022, HMS Trincomalee will be closed from 2.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience - the Quayside will still be open to visitors.

NMRN Hartlepool, Jackson Dock, Maritime Ave, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ
Museum Open
10am–5pm, Open daily from April to October
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Protecting the history of HMS Trincomalee for future generations to enjoy is crucial for the National Museum of the Royal Navy. A team of shipwrights, riggers, conservators and ship keepers all work tirelessly to keep Britain’s oldest floating warship afloat.

Built in 1817 in Bombay (modern-day Mumbai), HMS Trincomalee is now over 200 years old and, before being stationed at Hartlepool, has travelled over 100,000 miles around the globe.

Despite never seeing combat, HMS Trincomalee has a fascinating history. During her active service, she undertook duties that included policing, protection and exploration. Book a ticket today to find out more about this unique and beautiful survivor

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