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Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

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Address: Hartlepool Marina Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1429 860077
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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Lovely people

Lovely people. You can put up with anything if you have lovely people. I turned up at 2.40pm, not realising winter hours meant a 4pm close. The welcome was lovely, I was charged... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely people. You can put up with anything if you have lovely people. I turned up at 2.40pm, not realising winter hours meant a 4pm close. The welcome was lovely, I was charged local rate so saved some money because I wouldn't have so long inside (note to management: don't hold that against your staff, it's brilliant use of initiative),... More 

Thank Phil5001
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fabulous weekend in a wonderful setting Staff were very friendly and all the museums were open including the two ships. Can recommend a family visit here. Plenty of displays and something to interest everyone. Never visited Hartlepool before Interesting town. Planners have Done their best to keep old 'feel' of the town, despite heavy traffic and the usual retail outlets.

Thank 303IreneP
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just got home from Hartlepool's Folk Festival in this great venue. I'd like to say a big thank you to all the staff at The Maritime experience for helping the festival to go with a swing. They were unfailingly good natured, even when it rained and the cafe was heaving with happy diners, singers, musicians and even Morris dancers giving... More 

Thank shirley b
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my father in law and eldest son for our yearly tour around the country. Loved the day and great value for money. Tour of the ship was great and it was great to go below decks.

Thank craig19852015
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Must tour the trincamalee which has been restored to perfection. Buy the return ticket, for a couple of pounds extra it is definitely worth a return visit. A fabulous restoration, well done!!

Thank dtasker2016
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We visited at about 3.00pm and it was really too late in the afternoon to be able to see everything. We did not realised there is such a lot to see. There are two timed sessions - Fighting Ships (every hour) and Press Ganged (every half hour). We only managed to see the Fighting ships one. We started our visit... More 

Thank DoreenH_10
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Good few hours here on the historic dock, really interesting displays and the boat is ace. The attached Hartlepool Museum has some really interesting information about the 1914 bombardment and some of the 2014 poppies. Very moving.

Thank RevEleanor
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We arrived with visitors from overseas to find that the café was closed and the cost into the museum was £10 per person....rather expensive,. so they declined the visit... We did however have a walk on down the quay towards the port area and could look back to see the ship and the paddle steamer in the docked area....Picturesque and... More 

Thank babe33
Selby, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A nice surprise when we went round here, good selection of artifacts and records of the local areas history

Thank ghotchkies
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is an open air museum created in an 1800's historic quayside setting. There is a historic ship onsite, called the Trincomalee which is the oldest warship still afloat in the UK - it is a must see! There are also numerous shops onsite which enacts the life of the 1800's, which is pretty amazing and definitely worth seeing. Other... More 

Thank Avidesh S

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