Embrace Hartlepool’s maritime culture – step back in time and visit the towns fascinating museums or dive into the exhilarating coastal activities on offer.

The maritime heritage of Hartlepool is truly brought to life at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool. Prepare to be transported with a visit to this superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport. Experience life aboard the iconic HMS Trincomalee as you dive into the world of fighting ships and uncover the hardships and bloody reality of maritime life. This immersive experience is great fun for all the family and is one of the Tees Valley’s premier attractions.

Keen to learn more? Journey over to the Heugh Battery Museum and explore the towns restored coastal defence battery, the only area to have seen ship-to-shore combat during the First World War and throughout World War II up until 1956.

Enjoy a spot of lunch or a light refreshment at Hartlepool’s multi-award winning and alluring marina, there’s plenty on offer to cater to any taste. Take in the scenic maritime views and journey along its splendid promenade connecting you to Seaton Carew and its glorious golden beach.

If you’re feeling adventurous why not enjoy some water-based fun on the Marina. On Water training offer some fantastic experiences. Soar through the waters and feel the adrenaline pumping during the thrilling Thundercat Racing Co-pilot Experience or enjoy a more relaxed activity taking in the sights and history of the marina from the waters perspective with Stand-up Paddle Boarding.

Watch out for Hartlepool Waterfront Festival – this fantastic annual maritime arts festival is a lively and fun celebration of the town’s rich maritime heritage and is not one to be missed! 

Keep your eye’s pealed for the upcoming developments happening along Hartlepool’s Waterfront as the visitor offer continues to grow!