National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

Visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy for a day of swash buckling fun!

Visit NMRN Hartlepool once, keep your ticket and you can visit as many times as you want FREE for a whole year afterwards! 

*Tickets must be pre-booked online.*

Step on board Europe’s oldest floating warship HMS Trincomalee and visit the surrounding Historic Quayside.

New, outdoor, pirate ship play area 

A brand new fully accessible play ship!

Our fantastic, outdoor, pirate ship play area includes an inclusive low-level roundabout to accommodate wheelchair users and a special ship for tiny sailors as well as a bigger sailing ship for older children. Everyone is welcome to come along on this special day (new play area opens at 12 noon) and remember, if you visit once, keep your ticket and you can return FREE to NMRN Hartlepool as many times as you want for a whole year!

The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool makes for the perfect day out for all the family. Whether you’re wanting to experience a fully realised Georgian ship or learn more about the Royal Navy, HMS Trincomalee and the surrounding area is for you.

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Things to see & do ... 
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. 

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 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.


Check the website for seasonal events details. All activities are included in a general admission ticket which lasts for a full year from date of purchase. So, you can visit once, keep you ticket and return free for a year!

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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.

11am – 4pm daily

Tickets must be pre-booked online. 

We recommend that you allow at least 3 hours for your visit to us. We may sometimes be required to close the ship early due to conservation, maintenance and private functions. We advise that you give us a call on 01429 860077.

For latest details & to book tickets visit


Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ
01429 860077 Visit website