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 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 is spread across three levels. Upstairs the Battery Command Post gives panoramic views of the coastline, while across the parade ground our larger artillery and vehicles are on display, and finally our Armoury, which is situated and down in the magazine area where you will find our trench exhibit.
The museum boasts a large and eclectic collection of military artefacts 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.