Re-imagining The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool

Clare Hunt at the Re-imagining exhibition at NMRN Hartlepool

I’m delighted to be working with The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool on their ongoing PR.  It’s a fabulous place to visit. Did you know that if you visit once and keep your ticket, you can visit any time for a whole year absolutly free of charge? What a fun place to take the children after school or at the weekend for an hour or two  – for free!  The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool is the home of fantastic old warship HMS Trincomalee (the oldest ship still afloat in Europe) and you can explore above and below deck and see how the sailors and officers really lived at sea.  You can visit the shops and offices in the re-created authentic 18th century quayside and enjoy hours of fun on the new play ship with its inclusive carousel and mini-ship for toddlers. Special events and activities are arranged over the school holidays and weekends.

Now students from the University of Northumbria’s School of Architecture and the Built Environment, have teamed up with The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool to form a working partnership. Their first project has been to create an experimental exhibition of models and plans to “re-imagine” the Hartlepool quayside site for the local community. It’s a great project and a fascinating exhibition which has enabled students to gain real working experience in the community to a tight timescale.  It will be on view until November 2019 and Hartlepool residents and local people are all urged to visit. In the meantime, you can read about it in The Northern Echo  here

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