Unfortunately the Wingfield Castle is currently closed, at this present time we don't have a
date for her reopening. HMS Trincomalee and the rest of the site is open as normal.


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 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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23rd February

Opening Times

11.00 - 16.00 daily

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

T: 01429 860 077