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Fun at Hartlepool
Hartlepool Arts and Museums Service,
Hartlepool Borough Council
The Arts and Museums Service looks after Hartlepool Historic Quay, the Museum of Hartlepool, Hartlepool Art Gallery, the Town Hall Theatre and the Borough Hall.
The Community Arts Officer runs a vibrant programme of arts and crafts activities within the community and there is always an exciting events programme at the museums and gallery.
The Museum of Hartlepool exhibits the history of Hartlepool through displays, interactives and a coble fishing boat to climb on. The Art Gallery hosts contemporary art exhibitions and schools exhibitions. The Historic Quay is a replica of an 18th century quayside with shops, Maritime Activity Centre and a play ship for children.
Events through the year include: an annual schools curriculum related exhibition - this year “Centrestage”; at the Quay 18th century marines (re-enactment group); a SpooQuay ghost tour of the Quay on Halloween! and Free Christmas Nights with activities, stalls and carol singing.
Family and Group Activities
During the school holidays there are plenty of family events.
including Museums Week (May Half Term) and the “Summer Club” all with free workshops, art & craft activities and trails for all the family and all ages.
Davy Jones’ Locker, Maritime Archaeology Centre
Find out how to be a maritime detective by excavating real Hartlepool wrecks in the “exploration pit”, research real canon and create your own Sherloctopus! This facility is available for groups and schools to book and is run in partnership with TeesArchaeology.
We have extensive education support resources for both formal and informal learning. The museum and Quay have Resource Packs full of question and quiz sheets for photocopying, for family and group fun. The Teacher’s Resource Pack is designed to connect with the National Curriculum (KS 1 and 2-3). There are also activities to be booked including musketry and rope making for groups.
Access to all our venues is good both for physical access and parking. For data sheets, special sessions and further information contact the Learning and Access Officer at the number below.
For further details call the Tourist Information Centre on 01429 869706.
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