The North's Permier Maritime Attraction

HMS Trincomalee

HMS Trincomalee is the oldest British warship still afloat and Hartlepool is proud to have it! With its towering structure and thundering cannons, is a perfect tribute to Hartlepool's seafaring tradition. Built in Bombay, India in 1817, the Trincomalee was brought to Hartlepool in 1987, where it has taken over 10 years to restore the ship to her former glory.

Take an audio guide and listen to the fascinating history of the last fully commissioned sailing frigate of the Nelsonian era.

Tales of bloody wars and rat-infested dinners also help visitors rediscover the courage and bravery required to survive on board this majestic vessel. A visit aboard HMS Trincomalee is included in the entry fee.

For a virtual tour, the ship's full history and even how you could hire the Mess Deck or Captain's Cabin for your event.

For everything you need to know about HMS Trincomalee including a 'virtual tour' and how to become a 'Friend' of the ship, see the dedicated website.

To celebrate the 200th Year of HMS Trincomalee you can help us kick off the fundraising by supporting us to create a unique display dedicated to naval widow and former Trincomalee passenger Eliza Bunt.