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National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

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Address: Maritime Avenue | Jackson Dock, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ, England (Formerly Hartlepool's Maritime Experience)
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+44 1429 860077
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The northern home of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. A fascinating...

The northern home of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. A fascinating journey through time, set in an authentically-created historic quayside of the 1800s. Experience Fighting Ships, a powerful insight into the tough lives of sailors from around the time of Admiral Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar. Learn how they were press ganged and see what life was like on board HMS Trincomalee, the oldest warship still afloat in the UK and the jewel in the historic quayside of Hartlepool.

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We went for ten but it opens at 11 in winter season, no matter there was a handy shopping centre over the road in which we used to kill an hour! There is lots of different parts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for ten but it opens at 11 in winter season, no matter there was a handy shopping centre over the road in which we used to kill an hour! There is lots of different parts to this museum. We played in the climbing frame ship which was well built and good fun with lots of levels We explored... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant day! Informative, entertaining, quality attraction. Something for all the family with historic HMS Trincomalee being the centrepiece. Working on the basis that every day's a school day, I learnt many interesting facts from Stuart, one of the 4 maintenance staff working on the ship's upkeep. Who knew that British sailors on Indian built ships like Trincomalee, dreaded battle damage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting Hartlepool on and off for years- and the offer of NMRN Hartlepool is excellent- the museums is engaging - Trincomalee is just amazing- the quayside has something for everyone for all ages- and the gift shop is outstanding- as importantly the staff are so helpful and informative- and the education activities are first class

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Hartlepool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very warm and friendly welcome from the costumed staff. A very interesting walk through naval and Hartlepool history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out with family. Friendly staff eager to help. Lots to see here. Great waxwork tour of life on board a ship in Georgian times. A great restored ship to explore and a chance to watch a musket, cannon and pistol all being fired with real gunpowder while the staff explain press gangs and life on a warship. Your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum gives an excellent history of Hartlepool through the ages. There is plenty of interaction for children. I often take my visitors here and it is always enjoyed by adults and children alike.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see, friendly and informative staff. Was absolutely freezing on day we were there but mostly undercover attractions, we took about 4 hours to enjoy the exhibits and 3 masted warship.....Great fun day out.

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Wendy R, Duty Manager at National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and the cold weather didn't spoil your day. More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A must visit excellent day out specially if you like the sea, loads to do & see.Of course you've got the shops just over the road & a nice pub you can visit.

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derbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is free entry. It provides an insight into the life of Mariners who resided and worked in and around Hartlepool. I did not board the Tall Ship, but was allowed to take photos. It boasts a very nice cafe on a very old paddle boat. It's very interesting and very well kept. Friendly staff throughout, good food. The... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Arrived with a party of 11 people a lovely lady in period costume greeted us and explained the map and route for us to follow. Started with fighting ships exhibition which runs on the hour. Very well laid out by following lights in the floor only negative it does not give you time to move from one to the next... More 

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