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 our Car Boot Sale on 10th July.  There are only 4 spaces left so book in soon!

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.

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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