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Hartlepool Events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Many of the fantastic businesses in Hartlepool will be joining in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the next month. Whether you are looking for an event to attend or a commemorative item. 

Glady's Vintage Tearoom

Jubilee Tea Party

June 4th
Booking Required

Head to Glady’s Vintage Tearoom at Setaon Carew. a 1940’s themed vintage tearoom. Enjoy a prosecco toast with afternoon tea, hats and flags to celebrate with live music. 

Masons Funeral Service

Community Coffee Morning

Tuesday 31 May and Wednesday 1 June between 10am and 2pm
FREE Event
Masons Funeral Directors in Hartlepool is set to host a celebratory event in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee later this month.
Tthe local community are invited to visit the branch to enjoy a slice of cake and a cup of tea
Julia Masshedar, Funeral Service Arranger at Masons Funeral Directors, said:
“We can’t wait to welcome members of our local community along to our branch to celebrate this historic event, have a chat and of course enjoy a slice of cake and a cup of tea too! The team at Masons have decorated the windows with the Union Jack bunting ahead of the Jubilee weekend and we have also set up a Jubilee Celebration Tree inside the branch. The tree has the Jubilee theme with the emblem and crown tags on it. We are inviting people to come along and write a message on a crown tag and place this on the tree.
“We will also have Jubilee colouring in pages and colouring crayons for children to enjoy.”

Hartlepool Art Gallery & Museum of Hartlepool

Family Activities

Half Term
FREE event
Booking Essential

Get creative with the Museum of Hartlepool and Hartlepool Art Gallery. The FREE activities will take place during Half Term and will be inspired by the Jubilee. Booking is essential to secure your place. 

Alice House Hospice

Jubilee Afternoon Tea, Fashion Show and Boutique Shopping

June 9th
Hardwick Hall Manor Hotel
£24.95 pp
Booking Required

Join us at Alice House Hospice for an afternoon of food and fashion in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Your ticket will include a celebratory Afternoon Tea and a fashion show and boutique shopping. 

Host a Jubilee Part for Alice House Hospice

FREE Fundraising Pack

The Platinum Jubilee is the perfect opportunity to get together with family, friends and neighbours and have a Coffee Morning or Tea Party. Mark this unique celebration and support Alice House Hospice at the same time. You can request a fundraising pack and find some great fundraising ideas here – on the Alice House Hospice website. 

Hartlepool Borough Council

Share recollections and photographs of the 1953 Coronation and subsequent royal events

Booking Required
Submissions by May 23rd
Hartlepool Borough Council are looking for your recollections and photographs of how the town celebrated the 1953 Coronation and subsequent royal events. They will be included in their upcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee exhibition. Submit your photos online here.

The Twisted Tea Party

Everyone welcome!
May 15th, 1pm - 4pm
FREE event

The event has been organised by Stand Together – a group of young people who meet every Wednesday at the youth centre and are passionate about helping the local community – with funding from the Gus Robinson Foundation and support from Hartlepool Borough Council’s Youth Support Team.

Young people in Hartlepool are inviting people of all ages to a fun event to celebrate both The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and community and diversity.

There will be a wide range of activities including everything from Bollywood dancing to a bingo and tombola to ethnic cooking and food tasting. There will be something for everyone.


Hartlepool Learning & Skills Service

Jully Jubilee Bunting Making

Booking Required
30th May 2022
Fully Funded, Aged 4+

Bring the kids along to a crafty bunting making session on 30th May 2022.

To book your place call 01429 868616 or visit:


Jubilee Coffee Morning

6th June 2022
CLIP are inviting their members to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee at Community Hub Central. The session is hosted alongside Hartlepool Carers for Carers Week. Breakfast, teas, coffees and cakes will be provided at the session. A BSL interpreter will be at the session. Email Tracie at if you have any access requirements 
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