The National Museum of the Royal Navy museums and attractions in Portsmouth, Gosport, Hartlepool and Yeovilton will re-open w/c 17 May - please check each museum for their opening days/times.

HMS Caroline remain temporarily closed.

Pre-booking is essential at all attractions. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.


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 re-open from Monday 17 May 2021.
Timeslots are released Wednesday, 5 May 2021 - Pre-booking is essential. 


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.


You can still buy tickets even while we are closed - you have 12 months to redeem your ticket and you will be able to book a timeslot using your Returner ID once timeslots become available.

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 Museum of Hartlepool

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

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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