The Museum of Hartlepool tells the story of a past which is packed with exciting and interesting people!
As you enter, you are taken back 5000 years to the Bronze Age and introduced to the museum by Hartlepool's oldest know man. From here you move through centuries of the town's past, ending up with the joining of Hartlepool and West Hartlepool in 1967 and a look to today and the future.
Don't forget P.S.S Wingfield Castle - a wonderfully restored 1930's paddle steamer. Serving hot drinks and snacks in cafe' (check opening times). Rooms available for private hire and education activities.
Entry to the museum and the restored paddle steamer Wingfiled Castle is free of charge.
The Museum of Hartlepool is part of the visitor attraction, Hartlepool's Maritime Experience.
Green Tourism Award - Bronze 2011
Nearest major road is A19. From A19 follow A689 and the signposts to Hartlepool and museum. From South A19 to A179 following signposts to Museum from north.
Nearest station is Hartlepool Station. Turn right into Church Street, past the Art Gallery and turn right over the bridge to Marina Way, and right to the Hartlepool's Maritime Experience.