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Hartlepool's Maritime Experience is a superb re-creation of an 18th century seaport and a fantastic place to visit. Travel back in a mari-time machine to experience how it was aboard a real British naval frigate, two centuries ago. Explore the historic quayside with its interesting range of period shops and buildings in authentic architectural styles. Displays of musketry, cannon firing and sword fighting are regular events.
Step aboard the oldest ship afloat in the UK - the HMS Trincomalee. With its towering structure and thundering cannons, it's a perfect tribute to Hartlepool's seafaring tradition. The Trincomalee was brought to Hartlepool in 1987, where it has taken over 10 years to restore the ship to her former glory.