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.

At the centre of our Royal Naval heritage is the National Museum of the Royal Navy. 


HMS Trincomalee is now part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy family, joining the prestigious heritage fleet of that organisation alongside HMS Victory, HMS Alliance and HMS Caroline.

She is the oldest warship afloat anywhere in the world*, berthed at Jackson Dock, within The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.
Visit HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool, near Durham in North East England and step into our 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 able to fight like lions. Little wonder that they were known as 'wooden ships and iron men'.

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* July 2015

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29th May

Opening times

10.00 - 17.00 daily

HMS Trincomalee
Jackson Dock
Maritime Avenue
TS24 0XZ

T: 01429 860 077