The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

HMS Trincomalee - The oldest ship still afloat in Europe

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. Step back in time and learn the history of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar.

Take in the historic quayside setting

Travel back in time and take in 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.

See explosive firepower of the guns with exciting live demonstrations and re-enactments all year round. The historic quayside is brought to life as you meet press-ganged sailors from the Georgian Navy who lived onboard HMS Trincomalee.

Let your little ones loose at the Children’s Maritime Adventure Centre and challenge yourselves onboard the adventure play ship as you climb its rigging.

Feel the reality of war inside Fighting Ships

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.

Book online and save 20%

Visit The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool and experience a masterfully recreated quayside alongside HMS Trincomalee. Book online and save 20% today!

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands