The area’s most popular visitor attraction is inviting families to join them this weekend for a new Christmas festival.
The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool will be decked out for festive fun for its first ever Festival of Christmas.
And the museum has teamed up with the Hartlepool Mail to give away 10 free family tickets (one or two adults and up to three children) for either the Saturday or Sunday.
Activities will include historical re-enactments and children’s Christmas stories told on board HMS Trincomalee, while adults can sample a selection of festive food and warm mulled wine and visit a family craft event.
Museum general manager Roslyn Adamson said: “It is a special year for everyone connected with The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool as HMS Trincomalee celebrates her 200th anniversary, so this year’s first-ever Festival of Christmas is set to be one to remember.
“HMS Trincomalee has grown to become one of the region’s favourite attractions, bringing tens of thousands of visitors each year to Hartlepool and the North East, and the event is another opportunity to rejoice in her bicentenary.”
* To enter the competition answer the following question: How old is HMS Trincomalee this year?
Send your answer, name and a contact phone number by midday on Friday, December 1, to Festival of Christmas Competition, Hartlepool Mail, 9-13 Scarborough Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7DA.
Or email your answer to email@example.com
Please say what day of the festival you would wish to attend.