Thursday , July 25 2024

Hartlepool Maritime Experience

Hartlepool Maritime Experience is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport, telling the story of life at sea at the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar which dares you to experience life aboard a real British Naval frigate two centuries ago.

Become entranced by the world of fighting ships and hardy mariners. Turn your head to seafaring games and physical tasks. Face the daily challenges, nautical rituals and the hardship of maritime life in days gone by….and have a fabulous day out at one of Tees Valley’s premier attractions.

Featuring the hugely popular Hartlepool Historic Quay, the Museum of Hartlepool and HMS Trincomalee Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience incorporates a host of activities including Fighting Ships, Quayside Coffee Shop, Skittle Square & Children’s Activity Playship, Marine Barracks & Guard Room and the  PSS Wingfield Castle.

It is a fantastic place to visit for families, groups and schools – in fact everybody!

New features include:

  • HMS Trincomalee Exhibition
  • Viewing Balcony overlooking HMS Trincomalee
  • Upgrading and re-design of the Maritime Adventure Centre
  • Restoration of P.S.S. Wingfield Castle


April 1st – October 31st 10.00am – 5pm, Monday to Sunday
November 1st – March 31st, 11am – 4pm

Our attraction is only closed for three days throughout the whole year – Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


All other groups, prices shown above. One free ticket for every 10 purchased. One free teacher to every 8 children (1 free teacher to 5 foundation aged children). Please pre-book your group visit to get the group rates, the minimum number of people in a group is 8.

Tesco Vouchers: We accept Tesco vouchers as payment for a visit to Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience. However they are not valid to purchase Quay Cards or tickets for group, travel and school visits.

Disabled Visitors:
Wheelchairs available. Reserved parking spaces, toilets, lifts and ramped access are provided. Ample seating around the quayside. Please enquire for further details (email: or telephone 01429 860 077)

Ample free car parking is available

Address: Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool. TS24 0XZ

Telephone: 01429 860077

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