The North's Permier Maritime Attraction

 

Welcome to The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

NMRN Hartlepool is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport and a fantastic place to visit for families, groups and schools - in fact everybody. It brings to life the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar.

Travel back in our mari-time machine to experience how it was aboard a real British naval frigate, two centuries ago. Explore the historic quayside, featuring 'Pressganged', 'Fighting Ships', realistic period shops and houses and much more.

Talk to our guides - all in authentic period dress, marvel at Britain's oldest warship afloat HMS Trincomalee, find out about all our events and discover the fascinating Museum of Hartlepool.

All your visitor information is here, so have a fabulous, fun day out at the North East of England's Premier Maritime Attraction and winner of the North East Visitor Attraction of the Year 2009.

 

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I must admit to being a bit sceptical when my husband suggested a stopover in Hartlepool but it turned out to be one of the best museums of the trip, with volunteers who helped make it special for our nine-year-old. Dressed in period costume, they exuded knowledge and enthusiasm, clearly proud to show off the fantastic HMS Trincomalee, the oldest surviving British 18th-century warship. We were welcome to clamber aboard and explore, and the Fighting Ships exhibition brought the gritty story to life for our son. The end of the tour also happens to be the best vantage point to photograph the whole ship – it is rather vast! - Sue Curran for The Guardian


UPCOMING EVENTS 

View our range of exciting events and exhibitions happening at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

Hands on Deck Workshop


Date: Weds 18 October
Time: 13.00
The Curator has raided the show cases and museum stores so that you can get close up and personal with some of the sorts of objects that were on board the ship in her heyday. You can also see artefacts and personal recollections from the people who worked and trained on her. Limited numbers for this workshop

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Pickle Night 


Date: 3rd November 2017
Time: 7pm 
Our Bicentenary celebrations will contine through the start of November when we will be celebrating Pickle Night in our Quayside Coffee Shop. With entertainment from Sage Gatesheas's the Silver Shantymen and Storiella plus food from Blackwell's Butchers, its's sure to be a great night filled with music and fun. 

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Festival of Christmas at Hartlepool


Date: Sat 2 December - Sun 3 December 

Join us for a whole weekend of festive fun on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December. Come and see Santa in his Grotto, shop for Christmas presents at our Market, browse local food and drink suppliers or take in some of the entertainment and special performances that will be taking place across our site. 
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Join us for a whole weekend of festive fun on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December. Come and see Santa in his Grotto, shop for Christmas presents at our Market, browse local food and drink suppliers or take in some of the entertainment and special performances that will be taking place across our site. Book your tickets online today! (Located at the bottom of the page via link) 

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