The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

HMS Trincomalee - The oldest warship still afloat in Europe

COVID-19 information for visitors

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is currently closed in line with government restrictions issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We are busy planning to reopen all of our sites to ensure that they are safe and enjoyable for our staff, volunteers and visitors but we are unable to provide specific dates at this point.

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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.

Experience the explosive firepower of our guns with exciting live demonstrations and re-enactments all year round. The historic quayside is brought to life as you meet 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 our brand new the adventure play ship (coming summer 2019).

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.

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

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