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Hartlepools Maritime Experience

Hartlepool, County Durham, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Hartlepool's Maritime Experience is the North East's premier maritime attraction. Children will love entering our mari-time machine to experience life on board a fighting ship. Explore the authentic quayside with its' period shops and houses and discover the Children's Maritime Adventure Centre, including a large wooden play-ship!

A visit is not complete without an audio guided tour of the oldest warship afloat in Europe: the magnificent HMS Trincomalee. Many children arrive in pirate costume and can almost believe they are Jack Sparrow for the day! Watch our costumed character guides demonstrating sword fighting, gun-firing and cannon-firing (check for times).

Just watch out for the stocks and you wouldn't want to be 'Pressganged' into His Majesty's Navy!

Entry is free to the fascinating Museum of Hartlepool with hundreds of exhibits and interactives including the Paddle Steam Ship Wingfield Castle.

During school holidays there are craft workshops for families to join in with too! This attraction is all-weather friendly with many areas inside as well as the outdoor quayside. Although it is located next to the North Sea there is no need for any special clothing. Most areas are buggy friendly.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS24 0XZ, England


Click here to visit Hartlepools Maritime Experience's website
01429 860077

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

2nd November 2016 - 31st March 2017 11:00 - 16:00

1st April 2017 - November 2017 10:00 - 17:00


Adults: £10.00

Kids: (5-15): £8.00

Concessions: £8.00

Family: From £20.50

Last Entry

The last entry time is 60 minutes before closing time. 

More Information

Eating information

Quayside coffee shop and Coble Cafe on board Paddle Steam Ship (check for opening hours). Fast food outlets within a few minutes walking distance.


Disabled toilets, baby changing facilities (not separate room).

Gift shop

Maritime memorabilia, books, postcards, monkeys, fudge, pens, pirate accessories etc. Many, many small items with pocket money prices. Plus souvenirs of HMS Trincomalee.

Baby food facilities

Baby food not for sale, but milk warming facilities available.


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