The Museum of Hartlepool
This award-winning museum is the finest free show in town. You'll enjoy the hundreds of exhibits which include the restored paddle steam ship Wingfield Castle; a real 'fishing coble' to climb aboard; the finest 'gas illuminated lighthouse'; sea monsters and monkey fish. It features local and social history with a strong maritime emphasis. There are regular exhibitions, craft workshops and other activities. The Museum is part of the Hartlepool Maritime Experience visitor attraction.