The Only First World War
Battlefield in the UK

The Heugh Battery Museum preserves the only First World War battlefield in the UK and commemorates the Bombardment of Hartlepool in December 1914.

Opening Hours

Opening Hours for the Heugh Battery Museum and Poppy Tea Rooms

Friday           10am – 4pm

Saturday      10am – 4pm

Sunday         10am – 4pm

Monday       10am – 4pm

Admission to the museum is on a Pay What You Decide basis.  You must pay on entry to the museum, but you can decide the amount.



Our next event is

Life in the Napoleonic Wars 

Saturday 20th August, 10.30am until 3.30pm.  Entry is on a Pay What You Decide basis.  

Soldiers from the East India Company will be here to talk about life as a soldier during the 1800’s.  Joining them will be Pirates and Scallywags and we hope the Time Travelling Tea Tent will also drop in for the day.  Lots to see and do!

Our Museum

The Heugh Battery Museum tells the story of the Bombardment of the Hartlepools, which took place on Wednesday 16th December 1914, when the guns of the Heugh Battery and neighbouring Lighthouse Battery were engaged in ship-to-shore combat with the German navy.

Heugh Battery Drone Pic
Heugh Battery Drone Pic Seas

History of our Museum

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 Collections

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.

Huge thanks to the Association of Independent Museums who have supported us to gain access to funding from The Pilgrim Trust to undertake a Collections Audit.  This work, also supported by the Institute of Conservation, has allowed us to gain access to a fully accredited auditor who has spent time at the museum and produced a report which will be the blueprint for our future work on our collections, their care, storage and display.  We are delighted to have been able to have this support and to have taken the first step towards future improvements to the museum.

Heugh Battery preserves WW1 history,
so that it can be enjoyed by generations
for years to come

The Only First World War Battlefield in the UK

Open: Friday – Monday from 10am – 4pm
Heugh Battery Museum, Moor Terrace, Headland, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS24 0PS
01429 270746

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