The museum is currently closed for winter and will reopen on Saturday 1st February 2020.
The site of the Heugh Gun Battery has been a military position since the 17th century. Now the Heugh Battery Museum sits on the site of the only First World War battlefield in Britain. The museum tells the story of the Bombardment of the Hartlepools, which took place on Wednesday 16th December 1914, when the guns of the battery were engaged in ship-to-shore combat with the German navy.
The museum is spread across three levels:
- upstairs to the Battery Command Post which gives panoramic views of the coastline
- across the parade ground where our larger artillery and vehicles are on display and our Armoury is situated
- down into the magazine area where visitors will find our trench exhibit
The museum boasts a large and eclectic collection of military artifacts and artillery pieces from throughout history. Our friendly volunteers are on hand to help visitors understand more about the objects on display, many of which can be handled.