*Important Announcement*
We now open!  If you are planning a trip, pleased be advised that booking is essential and you can book your free slot on The National Museum of The Royal Navy website here –

The story of Hartlepool brought to life for you
– the finest free show in town!

The Museum of Hartlepool tells the story of a past which is packed with exciting and interesting people. Walk through 5000 years of history, from the Bronze Age, to Hartlepool’s oldest known man, to one of the darkest and most significant days in the town’s history, The Bombardment of the Hartlepools in 1914.


Essential Info

Opening Hours:

Summer: (April 2021– 3rd November 2021) 10.00am – 5pm daily
Winter: (4th November 2021 – March 2022) 11am – 4pm daily 

Christmas Opening Hours

Closed – Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26

Open Normal Hours – from Mon 27 Dec

Phone: 01429 860077

Meet the Collection

History of the Museum

in Your Classroom

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Hartlepool’s Gallery with major exhibitions, events, cafe and shop.