Due to the current situation with the coronavirus we have taken the sad decision to close the museum to the public for the foreseeable future. We will be monitoring the situation and advice from the Government and will re-open as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
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.