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.

HMS Trincomalee will be closing at 2:30pm on Saturday 21st July as we have a

Wedding Ceremony taking place in the Captain's Cabin.

The Museum of Hartlepool and the Historic Quayside will be open as normal until 5:00pm.

Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.


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


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

Hartlepool Rum Festival

11th August 2018 
Tickets - £20.00 

Following the success of the Portsmouth festival, we’re bringing rum to the North for this brand new event! Join us for a Rum Festival like no other at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.
More details to be released soon!

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