HMS Trincomalee is the oldest British warship still afloat and Hartlepool is proud to have it!
With its towering structure and thundering cannons, it's a perfect tribute to Hartlepool's seafaring tradition. Built in Bombay, India in 1817, the Trincomalee was brought to Hartlepool in 1987, where it has taken over 10 years to restore the ship to her former glory.
A tour of the ship is a must when visiting Hartlepool's Maritime Experience. Take an audio guide and listen to the fascinating history of Nelson's last frigate. Tales of bloody wars and rat-infested dinners also help visitors rediscover the courage and bravery required to survive on board this majestic vessel.
A visit aboard HMS Trincomalee is included in the entry fee.