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Museum of Hartlepool

Jackson's Dock Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XF, England
+44 1429 860077
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Free to visit local museum & paddle steamer

Part of the Maritime museum complex but free to visit (Royal Navy bit costs adults £9 each). Local... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Alan M
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Its free so not bad

Called into with family not bad museum its free only took us about 30 mins or so to look around but... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
realdeal_9
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Jackson's Dock Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XF, England
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"on display"
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"free entry"
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"interesting facts"
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Part of the Maritime museum complex but free to visit (Royal Navy bit costs adults £9 each). Local interesting history time zones with picture & story boards, items and interactions. Informative and fun for me but I saw children noisily engaged. The paddle steamer is...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Called into with family not bad museum its free only took us about 30 mins or so to look around but you could do it in about 10.useful information of area etc.plenty of parking .nice gift shop.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

While visiting nearby, stopped here. Lots of different local exhibits. Gives visitors a good insight to Hartlepool.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I really enjoyed this free attraction. There are lots of very interesting facts and exhibits about Hartlepool.

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MuseumHartlepool, Curator (HBC) at Museum of Hartlepool, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your kind comment. We are glad you enjoyed the museum, and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went to the National Museum of the Royal Navy & found this free Museum all about Hartlepool & Hartlepool life which was all very interesting & defiantly an added bonus to our visit. Would recommend it to anyone visiting the Navy Museum or if...More

Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Combine this with a visit to the naval museum next door if you are a lover of the cartoon strip, Andy Capp, then this is the place for you. There is lots of memorabilia associated with the well known cartoon character but there is also...More

Thank Pauline J
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Visited it today (10/08/2017) only to find all the outside areas closed due, according to the notices, to inclement weather. Today was a glorious wind free sunny day. Also the ship is really in need of some major TLC and looks in a poor state....More

Thank TR L
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The museum is attached to the historic quayside and maritime museum. It covers the history of Hartlepool from pre-historic to the present day and there is a special exhibition about Andy Capp and his creator on at the moment. The history of Hartlepool section isn't...More

Thank Anita H
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Ideal place to visit with several interactive exhibits. would suit all ages of children (& adult) visitors. Interesting and informative historical exhibits giving good basic information as to how Hartlepool has developed over the years. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This free museum next to the maritime museum has some interesting exhibits but is probably of more interest if you are a local and want to know Hartlepool's past connections. Having said that, it is like a Tardis when you go into because it opens...More

Thank Paul B
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Yes. The Museum of Hartlepool is on level ground, and internal displays are specifically designed to be accessible for wheelchair users. Access to the lower deck of the PS Wingfield Castle for workshops is by adapted lift... More
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