*Important Announcement*

In line with Government advice on avoiding non-essential social contact, Hartlepool Borough Council and the National Museum of the Royal Navy has taken the decision to close the Museum of Hartlepool from Thursday 5th November until further notice.


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

Please note the Museum is currently closed until further notice.

Opening Hours:

Summer: (April 2020– 3rd November 2020) 10.00am – 5pm daily
Winter: (4th November 2020 – March 2021) 11am – 4pm daily

Phone: 01429 523445

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