The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool is the perfect place for a family adventure as you journey to an authentic 18th century seaport and the spectacular HMS Trincomalee.

Take in the historic quayside setting. Travel back in time and take to the 18th century seaport and its beautiful waterside setting. See how tradesmen like tailors, printers and instrument makers earned a wage and how people spent their leisure time playing traditional games. Let your little ones loose onboard our brand new the adventure play ship.

Sharing the charming waterside location with NMRN 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.


Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition ‘lands ahoy’ at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool from 9 April 2022. Discover the patter of pirate talk and learn the lingo, decide your fate on the wheel of misfortune and get to grips with the rules of the pirate code.

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See the secrets of war unfold before you in a moving and stirring story of HMS Prosperity. Move through the exhibition as each part of the ship is brought to life as the stories of those who served onboard are revealed.

Narrated by a young member of the ship’s crew, the dramatic reconstruction of what happened is unleashed for all to see, hear and feel.

Learn about the bloody reality of war and how the men prepared to battle the French.

Climb aboard the oldest floating British warship and the last of Admiral Lord Nelson’s Frigates. Travel back in time to the 18th century and see what life on a seaport was like.

NMRN Hartlepool, Jackson Dock, Maritime Ave, Hartlepool. TS24 0XZ

Opening times:
From 1 April we will open from 10am through to 4pm.

The first pre-booked slot will be 10am final is 3.30. 

Pre-booking is advised but we do accept walk up visitors. Discounts are offered on pre-booked tickets.


Are you planning on visiting HMS Trincomalee and the historic quayside? We can help book your excursion or group visit.

Give our team a Call on 023 9283 9766 (opt. 3) or Email.


“For an exciting school experience, book a flexible teacher-lead visit to HMS Trincomalee, the Fighting Ships Experience and our historic quayside.”


An extraordinary venue for your special event. See in your special day among historic buildings or host your corporate event at an amazing waterside location. Whatever the occasion, The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool can help organise your day.


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