Welcome to the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

The history of the United Kingdom is the history of the Royal Navy.  As long as there has been a nation there has been a navy, encouraging growth and trade, and defending the people. 

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.




HMS Trincomalee is part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, alongside our prestigious heritage fleet which includes HMS Victory, HMS Alliance and HMS Caroline.

She is the oldest warship afloat anywhere in Europe, berthed at Jackson Dock, within The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.

Visit HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool and step into its history. Experience life on board this fast, sleek fighting machine, the most advanced of her age, manned by a breed of hardy sailors well used to the long months at sea and undertaking duties that included policing, protection and exploration. 






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21st July

Opening Times

10:00 - 17.00 daily

National Museum of the Royal Navy 
Jackson Dock
Maritime Avenue
TS24 0XZ

T: 01429 860 077