We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening our sites in Portsmouth, Gosport and Yeovilton on Wednesday 2 December 2020. 
Unfortunately, due to government guidelines, Hartlepool will remain closed.
 HMS Caroline remains closed to the public.

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The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool

HMS Trincomalee - The oldest warship still afloat in Europe

**The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool Remains Temporarily Closed - 26 Nov 2020**

Unfortunately, The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool remains closed in line with government guidelines as announced on 26 Nov 2020. We are keen to welcome you back as soon as possible, so please make sure to check our social media channels for further updates. 
For those with valid tickets throughout the closure period of 5 Nov - 2 Dec 2020, a 28 day extension will automatically be added to your ticket. For any further enquiries, please visit our FAQ page or email nmrnh.enquiries@nmrn.org.uk


The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

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 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.

Let your little ones loose onboard our brand new the adventure play ship. 

Conservation Projects

Your ticket actively supports HMS Trincomalee's conservation, you're saving a piece of history! 

Read more about how your ticket also supports other projects like RML 497.

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.


We are temporarily not accepting walk up ticket purchases, so make sure you buy your ticket and book your time slot in advance. This also applies to the Museum of Hartlepool although this remains free to visit.  

Visit The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool and experience a masterfully recreated quayside alongside HMS Trincomalee. 

By purchasing your ticket to visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, you will automatically also be able to gain entry into the Museum of Hartlepool - you will not have to reserve additional time slots to visit both. 

Please Note -The PSS Wingfield Castle is currently closed to visitors, sorry for any inconvenience caused. 


Visiting the Musuem of Hartlepool

You can still visit the Musuem of Hartlepool for free, however you will need to book your visit through our online page in order to comply with opur COVID capacioty health and safety rules, as well as to capture details for the governments Track and Trace initive.

Please note - this does NOT gain entry into the main museum. Please see above for tickets to the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.

You can book your tickets to visit the Museum of Hartlepool.






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