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Museum of Hartlepool

Jackson's Dock Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XF, England
+44 1429 860077
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For Lovers of Andy Capp

Combine this with a visit to the naval museum next door if you are a lover of the cartoon strip... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pauline J
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Shame it is so limited

Visited it today (10/08/2017) only to find all the outside areas closed due, according to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Jackson's Dock Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XF, England
+44 1429 860077
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Alan R
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
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Canny considering its free, kids lik the old boat inside and the paddle steamer to play on. Lasts 1 hour max

Thank jeffpringle
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lots to see and do. Great full family day out . Easy yo get to plenty of free parking. Ideal indoor and outdoor fun.

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The museum here is a very good place to visit, lots of different exhibits to keep your attention, some of them are hands on and working models, however for us the highlight of our recent visit was an exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of Andy...More

Thank dnowland_12
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Plenty of varied and well set out exhibits together with what appeared to be facility for travelling temporary exhibitions, good selection of local nostalgia and information

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I will be honest, I wasn't expecting Hartlepool to have as much history as it does. Museum was very interesting, particularly the articles relating to the bombardment of Hartlepool during World War 1. Well worth a visit

Thank Blaine W
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Amanda R
3 September 2015|
Response from MuseumHartlepool | Property representative |
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