Built in Bombay, India in 1817 during the great 'Age of Sail', HMS Trincomalee, is the centre-piece of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

The Leda-class sailing frigate was built shortly after the end of the Napoleonic Wars and following extensive restoration is now a museum ship in Hartlepool.

The attraction is just part of an 18th Century maritime experience which brings to life Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar.

Visitors are transported back 200 years, where they can explore each deck on board, all against the backdrop of a historic quayside featuring realistic period shops and houses. 

Trincomalee holds the distinction of being the oldest British warship still afloat as HMS Victory, although 52 years her senior, is in dry dock. 

Listen as Engagement & Learning Development Officer Richard Davidson takes Chris Kaye from the Forces Breakfast on a tour of the museum.  

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