Due to COVID sickness within our teams we are sometimes required to close our attractions and sites at short notice.

Whilst all efforts will be made to avoid closures and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Pre-booking is advised, and visitors must wear masks for their safety and the safety of others, unless exempt. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.



Museum of Hartlepool

Museum of Hartlepool

The Museum of Hartlepool tells the story of a past which is packed with exciting and interesting people! As you enter, you are taken back 5000 years to the Bronze Age and introduced to the museum by Hartlepool's oldest known man. From here, you move through centuries of the town's past, ending up with the unification of Hartlepool and West Hartlepool in 1967, and a look to today and the future. Don’t miss the moving exhibition of the 1914 Bombardment of Hartlepool.

Please note that the P.S.S Wingfield Castle is currently closed due to ongoing maintenance work

The Museum of Hartlepool remains free to enter but in line with new safety arrangements, you must pre-book a slot to visit.

If you are just visiting the free Museum of Hartlepool, please click here to book.

If you would like to visit both the Museum of Hartlepool and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, please click here to buy your ticket and book your slot.

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