The North's Permier Maritime Attraction

Hartlepool Art Gallery

The best things in life are free and Hartlepool Art Gallery is no exception! With a frequently changing exhibition programme, you can see contemporary art exhibitions, photography, ceramics and work of national, regional and local importance.

There is also a chance to enjoy objects and artwork from Hartlepool Museums Services’ permanent collection.

Hartlepool Art Gallery opened 12 years ago in 1996 and is situated in a stunning and beautifully restored Victorian church – formerly known as Christ Church.

Also with the gallery is the town’s Tourist Information Centre & Town Hall Theatre Box Office, a gift shop selling, local crafts and souvenirs, a stylish coffee shop serving drinks, snacks and light lunches (open Tues-Sat, 11am-3pm).

100ft Clock Viewing Tower

A unique feature of the gallery. If you're feeling fit a climb is a must to see the workings of the tower clock and hear the quarterly chimes from its peal of six bells. At the top enjoy the best vantage point of the town, across to the sea for a small charge.


Hartlepool Art Gallery and Tourist Information Centre is located at Church Square, Hartlepool - within a few minutes walk from Hartlepool Railway Station and close to Hartlepool Town Centre.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Admission is Free
Tel: (01429) 869706
Town Hall Theatre Box Office: (01429) 890 000