Hartlepool Maritime Experience

Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience, recreates an 18th century seaport and is a fantastic place to visit for families, groups and schools.

We bring to life the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar:

  • Travel back in the mari-time machine to experience how it was aboard a real British naval frigate, two centuries ago.
  • Explore the historic quayside, featuring ‘Press ganged’, ‘fighting ships’, realistic period shops, 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 maritime Museum of Hartlepool.

Access is good for wheelchairs and pushchairs. We have several disabled toilets, wheelchairs available, disabled parking, lifts, automatic doors and access ramps to ships available. There is restricted access to Children’s Adventure Play Ship and lower deck of HMS Trincomalee.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
November - March 11.00am - 4.00pm
March - November 10.00am - 5.00pm

Where to go

Jackson Dock
Maritime Avenue
TS24 0XZ

Other details

Cost description
Entry to the Museum of Hartlepool and PSS Wingfield Castle is free.

For prices, please visit the website.

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Access around the quayside is good for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

  • Several toilets including disabled
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Disabled parking
  • New adult changing room available for radar key holders (located in the car park in the old toilet block)
  • Lift access to Fighting Ships and on-board HMS Trincomalee

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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Address: Jackson Dock  Maritime Avenue  Hartlepool  Cleveland

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